Greg Stark wrote:

> The fundamental problem is that the pga_hba.conf file has some bits of
> complex structure that aren't easily captured by linear arrays. The
> problem I struggled with most was the keywords like "all", "samerole",
> and "replication". A simple array of text makes it awkward to
> distinguish those keywords from the quoted text values with the same
> content. And then there are the ldap options which naturally would be
> a data type like json or htab.

Hmm I thought we had decided that such keywords would live in separate
arrays, i.e. you have one array for plain names and another array for
keyword stuff.  Then it's not ambiguous anymore.

Álvaro Herrera      
PostgreSQL Development, 24x7 Support, Remote DBA, Training & Services

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