On Fri, Aug 25, 2017 at 6:43 PM, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote: > Robert Haas <robertmh...@gmail.com> writes: >> On Fri, Aug 25, 2017 at 6:09 PM, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote: >>> ... I'm still not sure that there's any use case for the >>> string versions ("9.6.4" etc). > >> If somebody's doing comparisons, they probably want the numeric >> version, but somebody might want to print the string version in an >> error message e.g. \if <test involving VERSION_NUM> \echo this thing >> doesn't work on :VERSION_NAME \quit \endif > > OK, but if human-friendly display is the use-case then it ought to > duplicate what psql itself would print in, eg, the startup message about > server version mismatch. The v4 patch does not, in particular it neglects > PQparameterStatus(pset.db, "server_version"). This would result in > printing, eg, "11.0" when the user would likely rather see "11devel".
Oh. Well, that seems suboptimal. -- Robert Haas EnterpriseDB: http://www.enterprisedb.com The Enterprise PostgreSQL Company -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers