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Re: Foreign server version and type

From: Thom Brown <thom(at)linux(dot)com>
To: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
Cc: Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(dot)linnakangas(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>, pgsql-docs <pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Foreign server version and type
Date: 2012-08-15 15:50:54
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On 15 August 2012 16:47, Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 08:36:36PM +0300, Heikki Linnakangas wrote:
>> On 15.08.2011 19:58, Thom Brown wrote:
>> >I'm looking at the CREATE SERVER page on the documentation (
>> > and noticed
>> >that there's a server_version parameter which can be provided with the
>> >keyword VERSION and server_type specified after TYPE.
>> >
>> >However, there's zero information about what these are used for, whether
>> >they have any bearing on anything or why you'd want to use them.  Are these
>> >parameters used for anything, or are they purely for future functionality?
>> >  Whatever the case, could some kind of elaboration be added to justify the
>> >existence of these options?  They have been in the docs since the CREATE
>> >SERVER syntax was introduced in 8.4.
>> It's in the SQL spec. It isn't used anything by PostgreSQL itself,
>> but a wrapper could look at it. It would probably be good to say
>> that explicitly in the docs.
> I have applied the attached patch to document that these fields are only
> potentially useful to foreign data wrappers.

Thanks Bruce, and a very belated thanks to Heikki for the explanation.


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