Re: Bug in to_timestamp().

From: Artur Zakirov <a(dot)zakirov(at)postgrespro(dot)ru>
To: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, amul sul <sul_amul(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)in>
Cc: Pavel Stehule <pavel(dot)stehule(at)gmail(dot)com>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, "David G(dot) Johnston" <david(dot)g(dot)johnston(at)gmail(dot)com>, Alex Ignatov <a(dot)ignatov(at)postgrespro(dot)ru>, Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Bug in to_timestamp().
Date: 2016-08-17 11:42:40
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I attached new patch "0001-to-timestamp-format-checking-v2.patch". It
fixes behaviour for Amul's scenarious:

> Following are few scenarios where we break existing behaviour:
> SELECT TO_TIMESTAMP('2015-12-31 13:43:36', 'YYYY MM DD HH24 MI SS');
> SELECT TO_TIMESTAMP('2011$03!18 23_38_15', 'YYYY-MM-DD HH24:MI:SS');
> SELECT TO_TIMESTAMP('2011*03*18 23^38&15', 'YYYY-MM-DD HH24:MI:SS');
> SELECT TO_TIMESTAMP('2011*03!18 #%23^38$15', 'YYYY-MM-DD$$$HH24:MI:SS');
> But current patch behaviour is not that much bad either at least we have errors, but I am not sure about community acceptance.
> I would like to divert communities' attention on following case:
> SELECT TO_TIMESTAMP('2013--10-01', 'YYYY-MM-DD');

For queries above the patch gives an output without any error.

> Another is, shouldn’t we have error in following cases?
> SELECT TO_TIMESTAMP('2016-06-13 99:99:99', 'YYYY-MM-DD HH24:MI:SS');
> SELECT TO_TIMESTAMP('2016-02-30 15:43:36', 'YYYY-MM-DD HH24:MI:SS');

I attached second patch "0002-to-timestamp-validation-v2.patch". With it
PostgreSQL perform additional checks for date and time. But as I wrote
there is another patch in the thread "to_date_valid()" wich differs from
this patch.

Artur Zakirov
Postgres Professional:
Russian Postgres Company

Attachment Content-Type Size
0001-to-timestamp-format-checking-v2.patch text/x-patch 16.7 KB
0002-to-timestamp-validation-v2.patch text/x-patch 6.3 KB

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