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Re: [HACKERS] Re: [INTERFACES] retrieving varchar size

From: Byron Nikolaidis <byronn(at)insightdist(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org, pgsql-interfaces(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Re: [INTERFACES] retrieving varchar size
Date: 1998-04-27 14:28:42
Message-ID: 3544961A.26395F19@insightdist.com (view raw or flat)
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Tom Lane wrote:

> >>>> Other front-end libraries reading this protocol will have to change
> >>>> to accept this field.
>
> And the end-of-query indicator.  I think now is the time to do it if
> we're gonna do it.  Right now, it seems most code is using libpq rather
> than seeing the protocol directly, so fixing these problems should be
> pretty painless.  But wasn't there some discussion recently of running
> the protocol directly from Tcl code?  If that gets popular it will
> become much harder to change the protocol.
>

Hello,

Please remember that the ODBC driver handles the protocol directly, (it does
not use libpq).  I would assume that if you guys make protocol changes you
will post a summary of them on the interfaces list?

Byron




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