Steve Singer <> writes:
> On 13-03-20 02:17 PM, Bruce Momjian wrote:
>> I think the concern is that the services file could easily change the
>> defaults that are used for connecting, though you could argue that the
>> real defaults for a bad service entry are properly returned.

> Yes, my concern is that if I have a typo in the value of PGSERVICE I 
> don't want to end up getting connected a connection to localhost instead 
> of an error.

>  From a end-user expectations point of view I am okay with somehow 
> marking the structure returned by PQconndefaults in a way that the 
> connect calls will later fail.

Unless the program changes the value of PGSERVICE, surely all subsequent
connection attempts will fail for the same reason, regardless of what
PQconndefaults returns?

                        regards, tom lane

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