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From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, pgsql-committers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: pgsql-server/ oc/src/sgml/runtime.sgml rc/back ...
Date: 2003-10-05 14:32:14
Message-ID: 200310051432.h95EWEi24803@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> Given that new languages don't tend to appear out of the blue, I think
> it's reasonable to design the feature considering the languages currently
> available.  We have sql, plpgsql, pltcl, plpython, plperl, plruby, plsh,
> pljava, maybe something Scheme-based.  None of these languages except the
> first two have anything to gain, but everything to lose, if they were
> asked not to check the function body during a dump restore.  So do you
> have anything more particular in mind?
> 
> > Would you like it better if the switch were called
> > do_all_the_right_things_for_pg_dump?  (That name is a bit facetious, but
> > in terms of long-term behavior that's pretty much what I'm after.)
> 
> Would that include altering all sorts of other behaviors, beyond the issue
> of function bodies, to facilitate restoring dumps?  That might not be the
> worst of ideas, but I'd rather see us improving pg_dump and keep the
> relaxed behavior constrained to very well defined areas.

Once we put a GUC value in a dump, we have to keep that parameter valid
almost forever.  I think a general restore GUC setting will be much more
valuable in the future.

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