On Mon, Dec 12, 2016 at 4:32 PM, Heikki Linnakangas <hlinn...@iki.fi> wrote:
> That test is broken. It looks like the x"$VAR" = x"constant" idiom, but the 
> left side of the comparison doesn't have the 'x'. Oops.

Good catch.

> This makes me wonder if we should work a bit harder to get a good error
> message, if acquiring a random number fails for any reason. This needs to
> work in the frontend as well backend, but we could still have an elog(LOG,
> ...) there, inside an #ifndef FRONTEND block.

Yeah, this has been itching me as well. We could allocate an error
string in a psprintf()'d string and let the callers of
pg_strong_backend() use it as they are responsible for the error
handling. What do you think?

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