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Re: New variable server_version_num

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, Greg Sabino Mullane <greg(at)turnstep(dot)com>, pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: New variable server_version_num
Date: 2006-07-30 15:27:33
Message-ID: 25385.1154273253@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org> writes:
> On Sat, Jul 29, 2006 at 09:44:10PM -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
>> The correct solution is for client-side libraries to provide the
>> feature.

> Not if the app is written in SQL, as the bootstrap, regression test,
> etc. code for modules frequently is.

SQL doesn't really have any conditional ability strong enough to deal
with existence or non-existence of features.  What are you hoping to
do, a CASE expression?  Both arms of the CASE still have to parse,
so I remain unconvinced that there are real world uses.

			regards, tom lane

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