On Mon, Oct 09, 2006 at 01:59:18PM -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> "Jim C. Nasby" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > On Sat, Oct 07, 2006 at 06:22:19PM -0700, David Fetter wrote:
> >> On Fri, Oct 06, 2006 at 10:28:21PM -0400, Gregory Stark wrote:
> >>> My first thought is that the rule should be to apply all the
> >>> inclusion switches (implicitly including everything if there are
> >>> none), then apply all the exclusion switches.
> >> 
> >> +1 :)
> >> Order-dependent switches are a giant foot gun.
> > They're also very powerful, as anyone who's ever used them in a
> > non-trivial rsync (or rdiff-backup) scenareo can tell you.
> Sure, but the question is whether that incremental gain in capability
> is worth the extra logical complexity.  I'm inclined to think that many
> more users would get burned by the complexity than would have use for it.
> Considering that we've gotten along this long with only the most
> primitive selection capabilities in pg_dump, it doesn't seem like
> there's an enormous demand for highly refined capabilities.
> (And I agree with David's comment that it might be better to reserve
> such behavior for a configuration file than to put it on the command
> line.)

I can certainly see the logic in putting the more advanced capability in
a config file of some kind (though, I think a simple include/exclude
file is best for this...)

The question becomes: do we want incompatible behavior between the
config file and the command line? And which over-rides what?
Jim Nasby                                            [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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