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Re: Roadmap for FE/BE protocol redesign

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Dave Page <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>,pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Roadmap for FE/BE protocol redesign
Date: 2003-03-11 02:44:01
Message-ID: 200303110244.h2B2i1j15763@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Tom Lane wrote:
> Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
> > I was willing to add a hack to enable default column labels to be
> > "table.column" --- that seemed like the least obtrusive.
> 
> Most of the definitional issues still apply: which table name are you
> going to insert, and under what conditions?
> 
> If we're revising the protocol, there's no reason to hack up the column
> label to carry two pieces of info; it'd be cleaner to provide a separate
> slot in the T message to carry the table name.  I just want to see a
> reasonably complete spec for what the feature is supposed to do, before
> we buy into it ...

I don't think we can get a complete spec, and hence the _hack_ idea.  :-)

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