2008/12/31 Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>:
> Tom Lane wrote:
>> Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net> writes:
>> > On Wednesday 31 December 2008 04:45:01 Bruce Momjian wrote:
>> >> PostgreSQL 8.4devel on i386-pc-bsdi4.3.1, compiled by GCC 2.95.3, 32-bit
>> > Maybe we should separate all that, e.g.,
>> > SELECT version(); => 'PostgreSQL 8.4devel'
>> > SELECT pg_host_os(); => 'bsdi4.3.1'
>> > SELECT pg_host_cpu(); => 'i386' (although this is still faulty, as per my
>> > original argument; needs some thought)
>> > SELECT pg_compiler(); => 'GCC 2.95.3'
>> > SELECT pg_pointer_size(); => 4 (or 32) (this could also be a SHOW variable)
>> Seems like serious overkill. No one has asked for access to individual
>> components of the version string, other than the PG version number
>> itself, which we already dealt with.
> Maybe we could have a separate function which returned the info in
> various columns (OUT params). Maybe it would be useful to normalize the
> info as reported the buildfarm, which right now is a bit ad-hoc.
All should be GUC read only variables - It is cheep.
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