Re: authtype parameter in libpq

From: Peter Eisentraut <peter(at)eisentraut(dot)org>
To: Daniel Gustafsson <daniel(at)yesql(dot)se>, PostgreSQL Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)lists(dot)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: authtype parameter in libpq
Date: 2021-03-03 13:47:38
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On 26.02.21 21:02, Daniel Gustafsson wrote:
> When looking at disallowing SSL compression I found the parameter "authtype"
> which was deprecated in commit d5bbe2aca55bc8 on January 26 1998. While I do
> think there is a case to be made for the backwards compatibility having run its
> course on this one, shouldn't we at least remove the environment variable and
> default compiled fallback for it to save us a getenv call when filling in the
> option defaults?

The argument of avoiding unnecessary getenv() calls is sensible. PGTTY
should get the same treatment.

But I tend to think we should remove them both altogether (modulo ABI
and API preservation).

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