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Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Avoiding upgrade backlash

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com, pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Avoiding upgrade backlash
Date: 2007-11-17 11:34:49
Message-ID: 200711171134.lAHBYnt11239@momjian.us (view raw or flat)
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Tom Lane wrote:
> Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com> writes:
> > Hmmm.  I don't feel like it contains a clear warning, though.  We need a 
> > statement like:
> 
> > Some users may encounter issues upgrading due to the changes in handling 
> > data type casts.  If you suspect that your schema or application may not 
> > be handling data type comparisons cleanly, you are strongly urged to test 
> > for casting error messages before upgrading your production server. 
> 
> When have we ever suggested that people *shouldn't* test their apps
> before committing to a major version update?
> 
> I think the whole thing has been significantly overblown.  We have made
> incompatible changes bigger than this one --- and, often, harder to find
> let alone fix --- in almost every major release.  This one you can at
> least be pretty sure that you will get an error, and not a silent change
> in behavior, if you fall foul of it.

Agreed.

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