On Sat, 2013-11-30 at 01:05 -0800, Jeff Davis wrote: > Unless I'm missing something, I'd be inclined to just get rid of the > concept of DEFAULT FULL VERSION just to keep the documentation simpler > without losing any real functionality.
I found some explanation of the original reasoning in these threads: http://www.postgresql.org/message-id/CA +tgmoae3qs4qbqfxouzzfxrsxa0zy8ibsoysuutzdumpea...@mail.gmail.com http://www.postgresql.org/message-id/m2622fy43s....@2ndquadrant.fr http://www.postgresql.org/message-id/m2k44m9oyo....@2ndquadrant.fr It seems like it's for pg_dump, so it can avoid outputting the extension templates and just say "VERSION 'x.y'" without worrying about which version it needs to start from. That seems like a legitimate purpose, but I think we can come up with something that's a little easier on users and easier to document (and name). Perhaps just find the shortest upgrade path to the version requested (using some arbitrary but deterministic tiebreaker)? Regards, Jeff Davis -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers