Alvaro Herrera wrote:
> Andrew Dunstan wrote:
>> Second, it's not nearly as easy as that:
>> . new commands have been added
>> . postgres features have been added
>> . catalogs have changed
> Well, this just means a different piece of SQL needs to be sent for a
> command depending on the server version, right? It's not like that's
> tremendously different. The nice thing about most \X commands is that
> they embed everything they need in a bunch of SQL, and they don't need
> much else in C code. So it's not all that difficult.
> And for commands that have been added later, an initial version could
> just say "this server version does not support this command". It would
> be already a huge improvement.
> Probably the biggest change would be to support versions that did not
> have schemas, but I think it would be OK to punt on that. We already
> stopped supporting 7.2 anyway.
Have at it then. Prove me wrong.
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