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problem with date

From: David Sauer <davids(at)penguin(dot)cz>
To: pgsql-general(at)postgreSQL(dot)org, pgsql-bugs(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: problem with date
Date: 1999-10-27 19:17:27
Message-ID: m2wvs8mx4o.fsf@chameleon.localdomain (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-bugspgsql-general

 I have problem with date:

# current date from OS prompt ...
% LC_ALL=C date
Wed Oct 27 21:08:56 CEST 1999

david=> select date('now');
(1 row)

I expect current date, not 1.1.2000 ... interesting solution of Y2K problem, 
but unusable ...

david=> select date('now'::date);
(1 row)

This works, but why I need cast ?

david=> select date('hhhh');
11--2-4714 BC

I expect something like 'Bad external representation ....'

And finally, I have question: is there difference between 
"date('now')" and "date(now())" ?

My pgsql version:

david=> select version();
PostgreSQL 6.5.2 on i586-pc-linux-gnu, compiled by gcc 2.95.1
(1 row)

I have glibc from RH 6.1.


* David Sauer, student of Czech Technical University
* electronic mail: davids(at)penguin(dot)cz (mime compatible)

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