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Bug in to_timestamp()

From: "Gqms2 Galway" <gqms2(at)nortelnetworks(dot)com>
To: "'pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org'" <pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Bug in to_timestamp()
Date: 2000-08-16 21:41:18
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Your name		:	Neil Bloomer
Your email address	:	neilbloomer(at)coneyislandsystems(dot)com

System Configuration
  Architecture (example: Intel Pentium)  	: Pentium II 266

  Operating System (example: Linux 2.0.26 ELF) 	: Red Hat Linux 6.1

  PostgreSQL version (example: PostgreSQL-7.0):   PostgreSQL 7.0.2 on
i686-pc-linux-gnu, (Red Hat RPM)

  Compiler used (example:  gcc 2.8.0)		: compiled by gcc

Please enter a FULL description of your problem:
The to_timestamp function is not working as per the documentation. See the
examples below.

Please describe a way to repeat the problem.   Please try to provide a
concise reproducible example, if at all possible: 
The following results were returned when the queries were executed through
ipgsql, and similar results are returned through psql.

select to_timestamp('20000816000001', 'YYYYMMDDHH24MISS') returns
'30/12/1899' (wrong)
select to_timestamp('2000 0816000001', 'YYYY MMDDHH24MISS')  returns
'16/08/2000 00:00:01' (ok)
select to_timestamp('000816000001', 'YYMMDDHH24MISS')  returns '16/08/0001'

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