On Sun, May 22, 2016 at 11:22 PM, Noah Misch <n...@leadboat.com> wrote:
> Some or even most of the other tests would qualify under "closely related to
> ... a feature that is new in 9.6".  Your 9.6 pg_dump changes affected object
> selection and catalog extraction for most object types, so I think validating
> those paths is in scope under Robert's suggestion.  Testing "pg_dump
> --encoding" or "pg_dump --jobs" probably wouldn't fall in scope, because those
> features operate at arm's length from the 9.6 pg_dump changes.  Expanding, for
> example, tests of postgres_fdw query deparse would certainly fall out of
> scope.  That would have no apparent chance of catching a regression caused by
> the 9.6 pg_dump changes.

...although it might catch bugs in the deparsing logic, which was
heavily revised in 9.6.

Robert Haas
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