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Re: PG 9.0 and standard_conforming_strings

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Greg Sabino Mullane" <greg(at)turnstep(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: PG 9.0 and standard_conforming_strings
Date: 2010-02-03 17:39:21
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"Greg Sabino Mullane" <greg(at)turnstep(dot)com> writes:
> As one of the more vocal critics of the 8.3 implicit casting
> incident, I say +1 on making the change. Unlike casting, it's
> a simple GUC change to "fix", and now (9.0) is the time to
> do it.

Unfortunately, no: six months ago was the time to do it.

The argument for doing this now hinges solely on a marketing-driven
choice of version name, and not on any actual evidence that applications
are ready for it.  We really need to do this at the start of a devel
and alpha test cycle, not at the end.

			regards, tom lane

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