Craig Ringer <> writes:
> On 4 August 2016 at 12:45, Tom Lane <> wrote:
>> Craig Ringer <> writes:
>>> Well, this seems like a good time to make server_version_num GUC_REPORT
>>> as well...

>> To what end?  Existing versions of libpq wouldn't know about it, and new
>> versions of libpq couldn't rely on it to get reported by older servers,
>> so it'd still be the path of least resistance to examine server_version.

> Because it's really silly that we don't,

Sorry, but I don't buy that.  I think sending both server_version and
server_version_num would be silly, and we're certainly not going to stop
sending server_version.

                        regards, tom lane

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