> On Jun 20, 2016, at 8:53 AM, Mark Dilger <hornschnor...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > This is not a plea for keeping the three part versioning system. It's just > a plea not to have a 2 part versioning system masquerading as a three > part versioning system, or vice versa.
To clarify my concern, I never want to have to write code like this: CASE WHEN pg_version eq '11.1' OR pg_version eq '11.0.1' THEN foo() WHEN pg_version eq '11.2' OR pg_version eq '11.0.2' THEN bar() .... or if (0 == strcmp(pg_version_string, "11.1") || 0 == strcmp(pg_version_string, "11.0.1")) foo(); else if (0 == strcmp(pg_version_string, "11.2") || 0 == strcmp(pg_version_string, "11.0.2")) bar(); either in sql, perl, c, java, or anywhere else. As soon as you have two different formats for the version string, you get into this hell. Yeah, ok, you may have a sql level function for this, but I'm thinking about applications somewhat removed from a direct connection to the database, where you can't be sure which format you'll be handed. mark -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers