Re: Re: Add generate_series(date,date) and generate_series(date,date,integer)

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: David Steele <david(at)pgmasters(dot)net>, "David G(dot) Johnston" <david(dot)g(dot)johnston(at)gmail(dot)com>, Corey Huinker <corey(dot)huinker(at)gmail(dot)com>, Dean Rasheed <dean(dot)a(dot)rasheed(at)gmail(dot)com>, Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Re: Add generate_series(date,date) and generate_series(date,date,integer)
Date: 2016-03-17 17:50:32
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Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
> On Thu, Mar 17, 2016 at 12:59 PM, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
>> One idea that might be worth considering is to define the function
>> as generate_series(date,date,interval) returns timestamp (without
>> time zone). The point here would be only to move the behavior for
>> date inputs as far as getting timestamp without tz rather than
>> timestamp with tz; which would at least save some timezone rotations
>> in typical use, as well as rather debatable semantics.

> That's a fairly tenuous benefit, though, and a substantially different
> patch.

Well, some folks were already of the opinion that the patch's benefits
were tenuous ;-)

> I think it's time to give up here and move on.

Agreed, letting this go for now seems like the right move. Maybe
someone will have a bright idea later.

regards, tom lane

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