Michael Paquier wrote:

> This remark is just to limit the amount of trash in the database used
> for regression tests. But then if we'd remove everything we would lack
> handy material for tests on utilities like database-wide thingies of
> the type VACUUM, REINDEX, pg_dump, etc. And we can just drop the
> database used for regressions to clean up everything. So that's not
> mandatory at all. I tend to always clean up objects in my patches
> touching regressions to limit interactions with other tests, but I
> guess that's up to the person who wrote the code to decide.

Leaving lingering objects is not a bad thing, particularly if they have
unusual properties; they enable somebody pg_dump'ing the database which
can be a good test for pg_dump.

Álvaro Herrera                http://www.2ndQuadrant.com/
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