[thelist] Perl & Unix epoch

Anthony Baratta Anthony at Baratta.com
Sun Apr 7 22:09:00 CDT 2002

At 07:56 PM 4/7/2002, Kostas Nasis wrote:

>But the functions are not always consistent across different database
>servers, and if your language has nice date/time functions, like PHP for
>example, I think using timestamps is better. Furthermore, it's really
>not the job of the database to do date processing/formatting for you.
>It's best to do it on the client.

I disagree. I think it is the DB's job to do date processing and formatting
for you. IMHO, that's what the DB is designed to do - why take that job
away from it??

Just be glad you don't have to review my code. ;-)

Anthony Baratta
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"Conformity is the refuge of the unimaginative."

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