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Re: Upgrading our minimum required flex version for 8.5

From: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
To: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Upgrading our minimum required flex version for 8.5
Date: 2009-07-22 11:42:46
Message-ID: 9837222c0907220442t4204c554h8aafb5c5f7dfb8ed@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 05:10, Andrew Dunstan<andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net> wrote:
> Tom Lane wrote:

>>> Maybe for the time being we need to think about keeping scan.c in CVS.
>>> It's not like scan.l gets updated all that often.
>>>
>>
>> We could if we had to, though it amounts to saying that Windows-based
>> developers don't get to touch the scanner.
>>
>>
>>
>
> True, but I'm not going to invest a large number of cycles on porting this.
> I'm not very happy about it either. I guess anyone wanting to develop on
> Windows and affect the scanner could install Cygwin or MSys.

I think requiring that for messing with the scanner is acceptable. As
it is now, requiring that to do *any* development or compiling on
HEAD, is a serious regression.

FWIW, it seems the version that Andrew put up doesn't work in one of
my test environments, and also not in at last one of Dave's. I will
test it in my second test environment later today to be sure.

-- 
 Magnus Hagander
 Self: http://www.hagander.net/
 Work: http://www.redpill-linpro.com/

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