On 6/22/06, Tom Lane <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
it'd make it impossible to use the viewer to work
on extracting data from a failed cluster; which is,
at least in my mind, one of the primary use-cases
for the thing.


While I too see this as something which could be used for this outside
the database, I don't think being able to access it from within the
system would be bad either.

I would suggest building the xlog-reader as a separate
program, not part of the backend.

I think it should certainly be able to run on it's own, but it
wouldn't be that hard to extend the functions so that they were usable
from within the database or vice-versa.

I just don't see it as mutually exclusive.  It would be relatively
easy to interface it from either side once the core functionality is
there.

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