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Re: New version of money type

From: "Luke Lonergan" <LLonergan(at)greenplum(dot)com>
To: "D'Arcy J(dot)M(dot) Cain" <darcy(at)druid(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: New version of money type
Date: 2006-09-28 15:09:17
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Though this may be the kiss of death, I favor a 64 bit float version of money.  It's more terse than numeric and a *lot* faster when performing numeric operations because it would use a cpu intrinsic operand.

- Luke

Msg is shrt cuz m on ma treo

 -----Original Message-----
From: 	D'Arcy J.M. Cain [mailto:darcy(at)druid(dot)net]
Sent:	Thursday, September 28, 2006 11:02 AM Eastern Standard Time
To:	D'Arcy J.M. Cain
Cc:	pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject:	Re: [HACKERS] New version of money type

On Thu, 14 Sep 2006 10:35:03 -0400
"D'Arcy J.M. Cain" <darcy(at)druid(dot)net> wrote:
> For years I have been promising that a 64 bit version of the money type
> was on the way.  Here it is.  So far it compiles and I have done some
> basic testing on it and it seems to work fine.  Note that the currency
> symbol is also dropped on output as well but it is accepted on input.
> darcy=# select '$92,233,720,368,547,758.07'::money;
>            money
> ----------------------------
>   92,233,720,368,547,758.07

There has been plenty of discussion back and forth but still no ruling
from core.  Is money out in the next release in which case I can
convert this to a contrib module or will this improvement be accepted
for the next release.

D'Arcy J.M. Cain <darcy(at)druid(dot)net>         |  Democracy is three wolves                |  and a sheep voting on
+1 416 425 1212     (DoD#0082)    (eNTP)   |  what's for dinner.

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