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Re: libpq API incompatibility between 7.4 and 8.0

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>,Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Martin Pitt <mpitt(at)debian(dot)org>
Subject: Re: libpq API incompatibility between 7.4 and 8.0
Date: 2005-02-04 14:33:11
Message-ID: 200502041433.j14EXBc21842@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> Am Donnerstag, 3. Februar 2005 15:42 schrieb Bruce Momjian:
> > Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> > > Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > > > Uh, if we bump up the major library version in 8.0.X, will that
> > > > require 8.0.0 user applications to be recompiled?
> > >
> > > No, they just keep using the old library.
> >
> > That assumes the old libraries stay around.  Will they?
> 
> Well, if someone did remove them then they didn't understand the point of the 
> whole thing and should not be allowed to install libraries without 
> supervision. :)

I was asking if the 8.0.0 libpq stays around.  If it does then the 7.4.X
libpq will still see the 8.0.0 libpq and will still not work.

That's why the get_progname() addition would be cleaner in some ways.

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