Dave Page wrote:
> Possibly, to merge the two programs. I'm intending to put some time into
> the append and seperating globals items, but I don't think I have the
> time to merge the apps given Tom's concerns and some further investigation.

Yes, I was just wondering if an append mode for Win32 would be an easy
solution and put on the TODO list.  I don't see a merge of the tools as
being a win myself.


> Regards, Dave.
> Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > Is there a TODO here?
> > 
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> > Dave Page wrote:
> >> Dave Page wrote:
> >>>> I don't object to it in principle, but I think a bit more thought is
> >>>> needed as to what's the goal.  A stupid "append" option would be enough
> >>>> for pg_dumpall's current capabilities (ie, text output only) --- but is
> >>>> it reasonable to consider generalizing -Fc and -Ft modes to deal with
> >>>> multiple databases, and if so how would that need to change pg_dump's
> >>>> API?  (I'm not at all sure this is feasible, but let's think about it
> >>>> before plastering warts onto pg_dump, not after.)
> >>> Hmm, OK. I'll need to have a good look at the code before I can even
> >>> think about commenting on that, which will have to wait until after I've
> >>> finished bundling releases.
> >> And having done so, I agree that it's not really feasible without
> >> significant effort to allow each archive format to be closed and
> >> re-opened between multiple instances of pg_dump and pg_dumpall, as well
> >> as to allow them to support multiple databases and global objects
> >> (though they can effectively live in the default DB of course) within a
> >> single archive. I'm fairly certain it would be easier to merge the two
> >> programs as originally suggested, though that does indeed look trickier
> >> (and more dangerous) than I originally envisaged.
> >>
> >> How about adding the append option, but leaving it undocumented. That
> >> way if anyone gets the itch to do a full rewrite in the future we
> >> haven't necessarily got to continue to support an option we no longer want?
> >>
> >> Regards, Dave.
> >>
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