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Re: win32 inode fix

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: win32 inode fix
Date: 2004-02-09 21:15:04
Message-ID: 4027F858.8060704@dunslane.net (view raw or flat)
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Bruce Momjian wrote:

>Neil Conway wrote:
>  
>
>>Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
>>    
>>
>>>In reading the patch, it seems he is only doing "zero equals
>>>unknown" on Win32, so I think we are fine.
>>>      
>>>
>>That's what I was trying to avoid: where possible, we shouldn't
>>introduce platform-dependent #ifdefs IMHO.
>>    
>>
>
>But the platform doesn't give us what we want so I don't see why we
>should weaken other platforms just for consistency.
>  
>

Surely the operative words are "where possible". Looks like this is one 
case where it is not reasonably possible. I don't think we will ever be 
totally rid of them. I tried quite hard to keep them to a minimum in 
initdb, but eliminating them was not really an option.

cheers

andrew


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