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Re: encoding names

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Tatsuo Ishii <t-ishii(at)sra(dot)co(dot)jp>, peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net, barry(at)xythos(dot)com, zakkr(at)zf(dot)jcu(dot)cz, pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: encoding names
Date: 2001-08-19 15:13:41
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Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
> However, this brings up the issue of how a backend will fail if the
> client provides a newer protocol version.  I think we should get it to
> send back its current protocol version and see if the client responds
> with a protocol version we can accept.

Why?  A client that wants to do this can retry with a lower version
number upon seeing the "unsupported protocol version" failure.  There's
no need to change the postmaster code --- indeed, doing so would negate
the main value of such a feature, namely being able to talk to *old*

			regards, tom lane

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