On Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 10:02 PM, Christopher Browne <cbbro...@gmail.com>

> On 26 October 2015 at 16:25, Peter Eisentraut <pete...@gmx.net> wrote:
>> On 10/14/15 6:41 AM, Victor Wagner wrote:
>> > 1. It is allowed to specify several hosts in the connect string, either
>> > in URL-style (separated by comma) or in param=value form (several host
>> > parameters).
>> I'm not fond of having URLs that are not valid URLs according to the
>> applicable standards.  Because then they can't be parsed or composed by
>> standard libraries.
>> Also, this assumes that all the components other than host and port are
>> the same.  Earlier there was a discussion about why the ports would ever
>> need to be different.  Well, why can't the database names be different?
>>  I could have use for that.
>> I think you should just accept multiple URLs.
> I'd give a "+1" on this...
> As an area of new behaviour, I don't see a big problem with declining to
> support every wee bit of libpq configuration, and instead requiring the
> use of URLs.
> Trying to put "multiplicities" into each parameter (and then considering
> it at the pg_service level, too) is WAY more complicated, and for a
> feature where it seems to me that it is pretty reasonable to have a
> series of fully qualified URLs.
> Specifying several URLs should be easier to understand, easier to
> test, easier to code, and easier to keep from blowing up badly.

Setting aside all other concerns, have a +1 from me on that too.


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