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Re: Patch to change psql default banner v6

From: David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>
To: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
Cc: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>,"Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>,Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>,pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Patch to change psql default banner v6
Date: 2008-05-15 23:02:50
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On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 06:55:31PM -0400, Andrew Dunstan wrote:
> David Fetter wrote:
>> I hate to bike-shed this even further, but I'd like to make those
>> "incompatibility" messages just go away by making 8.4's psql (and
>> all those going forward) support every living version of Postgres
>> at the time of their release, so 8.4's psql would be able to talk
>> seamlessly to Postgres 7.4 :)
> I think you must have been out in the sun too long.

One thing I really treasure about working on the Postgres project is
frank feedback. :)

> Just look at the pg_dump code if you want something of an idea of
> what this would involve.

Given that each previous version tied backslash commands to some
particular chunk of SQL, what would be the problem with either
immediately or lazily setting those to the chunks of SQL already
present in previous versions?

David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>
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