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Re: [INTERFACES] Patch for DBD::Pg pg_relcheck problem

From: Ian Barwick <barwick(at)gmx(dot)net>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: dbi-dev(at)perl(dot)org, pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org,pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [INTERFACES] Patch for DBD::Pg pg_relcheck problem
Date: 2002-12-10 15:38:03
Message-ID: 200212101638.03642.barwick@gmx.net (view raw or flat)
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On Tuesday 10 December 2002 00:47, Tom Lane wrote:
> In the next protocol version update (hopefully 7.4) I would like to see
> the basic version string (eg, "7.3.1" or "7.4devel") delivered to the
> client automatically during connection startup and then available from a
> libpq inquiry function.  This would eliminate the need to call version()
> explicitly and to know that you must skip "PostgreSQL " in its output.

Something along the lines of 
  char *PQversion(const PGconn *conn) ?

> However, it will only help for clients/libraries that are willing to
> deal exclusively with 7.4-or-newer backends, so it will take a few
> releases to become really useful.

Sounds good to me. Is it on the todo-list? (Couldn't see it there).

Ian Barwick
barwick(at)gmx(dot)net


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