It was I that originally brought the topic up. I don't really remember the exact details but I do seem to recall that the author thought it was a horrid idea. Basically and poorly paraphrased the response was that everyone should use select version() after they connect and if they don't know to do that or simply forget, that's tough. I also seem to recall that even the prospect of having some slash command that showed psql and back end version was considered a waste and a bad/redundant idea. So, as it stands, only the psql version is displayed.
I still think it makes so much more sense to simply state something like, "Welcome to psql 7.3b1, the PostgreSQL interactive terminal. You are currently connected with a 7.1.1 server named 'foobar'". It's simple and makes the information very obvious. It also helps re-enforce the name of the server that you've connected with. I should clarify, the host name par is not something I originally asked about but does seem to make sense. I honestly could care less about the exact text as making the information obviously available is all that I care really about. Personally, I never understood how making even marginally redundant information readily and obviously available, especially when it can prevent some potential peril, is a bad idea. But, for each is own. ;) Greg On Sat, 2002-09-28 at 11:28, Alvaro Herrera wrote: > Tom Lane dijo: > > > Alvaro Herrera <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > > > Seems the functionality to detect old versions of the postmaster with > > > newer psql doesn't work. > > > > What functionality? psql has never had such a test. I think you > > are thinking of pg_dump. > > No, I was thinking of psql. There was a discussion some time ago about > mismatching versions; I don't know where I got the idea that the > conclusion had been that if versions mismatched, psql would barf. (The > conclusion was to add the version number to psql.) > > -- > Alvaro Herrera (<alvherre[a]atentus.com>) > "No hay ausente sin culpa ni presente sin disculpa" (Prov. frances) > > > ---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- > TIP 3: if posting/reading through Usenet, please send an appropriate > subscribe-nomail command to [EMAIL PROTECTED] so that your > message can get through to the mailing list cleanly
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