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Re: [COMMITTERS] pgsql: Make S_IRGRP etc available in mingw builds as well as MSVC.

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
Cc: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [COMMITTERS] pgsql: Make S_IRGRP etc available in mingw builds as well as MSVC.
Date: 2010-12-12 19:15:18
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Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net> writes:
> On Sun, Dec 12, 2010 at 19:54, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
>> It's a fair question. We could clean up some of these messy ifdefs
>> if we dropped support for that combination. I assume that an MSVC-built
>> libpq.dll would still work for Borland users, no?

> The dynamic one, yes. Static linked one, no.

> IIRC I suggest desupporting it every now and then and get voted down
> ;) And quite often we have someone showing up around the x.y.2 release
> to clean it up so it works again...

Yeah, a look in the commit logs shows that happening about once a year.
It'd sure be nice if we had a less haphazard process for it though.

			regards, tom lane

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