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Re: Possible TODO item: copy to/from pipe

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Dave Page <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>
Cc: Magnus Hagander <mha(at)sollentuna(dot)net>, Andreas Pflug <pgadmin(at)pse-consulting(dot)de>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Possible TODO item: copy to/from pipe
Date: 2006-05-31 20:10:42
Message-ID: 15073.1149106242@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Dave Page <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk> writes:
> Exactly my point; how many production Windows servers do you have with gzip
> anywhere near them? Andreas' point about pipes is also valid though - it's
> simply not the norm on Windows as I found when we were porting Slony
> (more.exe barfs at >8MB being pipe in).

I don't see that we should allow Windows' deficiencies to be an argument
against providing a facility that would be useful on all our other platforms.

			regards, tom lane

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