You might know the server/network is down, so making the reconnect
optional allows you to avoid a potentially long timeout.
It also makes it clear to the user that a reconnect is happening. You
can see that in the terminal with psql, but in the gui, it would be
easy to miss.
On 11/21/09, Guillaume Lelarge <guillaume(at)lelarge(dot)info> wrote:
> Le jeudi 19 novembre 2009 à 08:29:00, Dave Page a écrit :
>> The attached patch against svn trunk is a first cut WIP offering an
>> option in the main window to reconnect to the database server if the
>> connection is lost.
>> I'd appreciate some feedback please, and some thought given to the
>> question "does this break anything in any non-obvious ways?"
> I have tried it, and it works great. Anyways, I have one question: why does
> ask if we want to reconnect? psql doesn't ask and try to reconnect as soon
> it discovers the issue. I don't really understand what kind of issue a
> reconnect will bring us.
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