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Re: [PATCH] Largeobject Access Controls (r2432)

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Greg Smith <greg(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, Jaime Casanova <jcasanov(at)systemguards(dot)com(dot)ec>, KaiGai Kohei <kaigai(at)ak(dot)jp(dot)nec(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Largeobject Access Controls (r2432)
Date: 2009-12-03 19:25:06
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Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
> On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 1:23 PM, Greg Smith <greg(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com> wrote:
>> In this particular example, it's bad form because it's even possible that
>> 8.5 will actually be 9.0. You don't want to refer to a version number that
>> doesn't even exist for sure yet, lest it leave a loose end that needs to be
>> cleaned up later if that number is changed before release.

> Ah, yes, I like "In 8.4 and earlier versions", or maybe "earlier
> releases".  Compare:

Please do *not* resort to awkward constructions just to avoid one
mention of the current version number.  If we did decide to call the
next version 9.0, the search-and-replace effort involved is not going
to be measurably affected by any one usage.  There are plenty already.

(I did the work when we decided to call 7.5 8.0, so I know whereof
I speak.)

			regards, tom lane

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