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Re: Re: Add minor version to v3 protocol to allow changes without breaking backwards compatibility

From: Florian Weimer <fweimer(at)bfk(dot)de>
To: Ants Aasma <ants(dot)aasma(at)eesti(dot)ee>
Cc: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, Mikko Tiihonen <mikko(dot)tiihonen(at)nitorcreations(dot)com>, Noah Misch <noah(at)leadboat(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, Merlin Moncure <mmoncure(at)gmail(dot)com>
Subject: Re: Re: Add minor version to v3 protocol to allow changes without breaking backwards compatibility
Date: 2012-01-23 09:03:04
Message-ID: 8239b66bav.fsf@mid.bfk.de (view raw or flat)
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* Ants Aasma:

> I had a run in with this. JDBC driver versions < 9.0 with the default
> configuration resulted in silent data corruption. The fix was easy, but not
> having an useful error was what really bothered me.

Same for the DBD::Pg driver.

In this particular case, I knew that the change was coming and could
push updated Java and Perl client libraries well before the server-side
change hit our internal repository, but I really don't want to have to
pay attention to such details.

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