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Re: PSQL commands not backwards-compatible

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Jim C(dot) Nasby" <jnasby(at)pervasive(dot)com>
Cc: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>,Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org,Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Subject: Re: PSQL commands not backwards-compatible
Date: 2005-08-31 19:24:35
Message-ID: 3989.1125516275@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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"Jim C. Nasby" <jnasby(at)pervasive(dot)com> writes:
> On Wed, Aug 31, 2005 at 02:05:13PM -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
>> I like this better than Bruce's recent proposal to print a warning at
>> psql startup, because it emits the info when you actually need it.
>> How many people pay attention to psql's startup banner at all?

> Aren't there other compatability issues as well?

Not unless you can point to one.  Traditionally psql works fine with
other releases for everything except the \d commands, and AFAIK the
same is true this time around.

			regards, tom lane

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