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From: Scott Marlowe <scott(dot)marlowe(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>, Jaime Casanova <jaime(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, pgsql-docs <pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: CREATE USER
Date: 2011-12-14 07:14:49
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On Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 9:27 PM, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
> Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us> writes:
>> Well, I know we support the new pg_dump dumping back to 7.1, but I don't
>> know what our policy is for accepting old dumps.
> We're still going to very large lengths to load pre-7.3 dumps; see
> for instance ConvertTriggerToFK() in trigger.c.  I'm not aware of any
> policy that would suggest blowing off pre-8.1 dumps should be
> acceptable.  Yeah, it's true that the *recommended* procedure is to
> use the newer pg_dump, but people aren't always in a position to do
> that.
> I think it might be sane to emit a WARNING suggesting that CREATEUSER
> might not mean what you think, but failing is probably not good.

I guess there's really no reason to get rid of it, just drop it from
that part of the docs, mark is as deprecated?

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