Re: documentation update for doc/src/sgml/func.sgml

From: Andreas 'ads' Scherbaum <adsmail(at)wars-nicht(dot)de>
To: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: documentation update for doc/src/sgml/func.sgml
Date: 2014-10-17 19:12:46
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On 09/14/2014 06:32 PM, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> On 9/12/14 3:13 PM, Andreas 'ads' Scherbaum wrote:
>> Of course a general rule how to link to WP would be nice ...
> I think Wikipedia links should be avoided altogether. We can assume
> that readers are technically proficient to look up general technical
> concepts on their own using a reference system of their choice.
> In cases where a link is warranted, it is better to construct a proper
> bibliographic citation to the primary source material, such as an IEEE
> standard or an academic paper, in a way that will stand the test of time.

That's a clear statement, and makes sense. Should be written down
somewhere, so it can be found again.

> Independent of that, it is actually not correct that "we use the IEEE's
> rules", because "we" don't use any rules, that is up to the operating
> system/platform. While most platforms indeed do use the IEEE
> floating-point standard more less, some don't. Section 8.1.3 tries to
> point that out.

New version attached, WP link removed, wording changed.


Andreas 'ads' Scherbaum
German PostgreSQL User Group
European PostgreSQL User Group - Board of Directors
Volunteer Regional Contact, Germany - PostgreSQL Project

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