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Re: [BUGS] PSQL commands not backwards-compatible

From: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
To: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com,PostgreSQL-patches <pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [BUGS] PSQL commands not backwards-compatible
Date: 2005-08-31 02:36:51
Message-ID: 20050830233629.L1044@ganymede.hub.org (view raw or flat)
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Could this be back patched to the older versions as well?

On Tue, 30 Aug 2005, Bruce Momjian wrote:

> Josh Berkus wrote:
>> Tom,
>>
>>> They've been broken on a fairly regular basis in past releases.
>>> Certainly 7.3 broke every single one because of the addition of
>>> schema syntax ...
>>
>> Yeah, and we warned people about it, as I recall.   Also, we had about 25x
>> less users then.   I think we should put something in the release notes:
>>
>> WARNING: 8.1's "psql" is not completely backwards-compatible with previous
>> versions of PostgreSQL.
>
> Here is a patch that will print out (in interactive mode only) a warning
> message if a newer client connects to an older major numbered server.
>
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