Alvaro Herrera <> writes:
> Tom Lane wrote:
>> So maybe we should drop the hunk you've got there (which frankly seems a
>> bit of a kluge) and instead hot-wire things so that stuff in pg_catalog
>> is excluded even if it would otherwise match the inclusion lists.

> Not sure that's reasonable.  We have at least one extension in contrib
> that creates objects in pg_catalog.  ISTM that's enough precedent that
> more could be created in the future.  (Now of course extensions get
> special treatment anyway, but my point is that there's no prohibition
> against creating objects in pg_catalog.)

True, and given the lack of prior complaints, it might be better to
leave well enough alone here.  What the -general thread was actually
suggesting is that pg_dump needs a way to forcibly omit blobs; the
question about behavior of the pattern-match switches was a sideshow.

                        regards, tom lane

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