Christopher Kings-Lynne <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
>> Do we know that is always true?  What is the issue that 7.0 needs this
>> and newer released don't, and how are we sure this will not break some
>> strange cases in post-7.0 releases?

> It's not a problem, since that code path is only ever executed when 
> dumping a 7.0 backend.  It's in the MyFormatType function in pg_dump.c 
> that is used whenever the backend doesn't have its own format_type function.

Right.  The patch looked dangerous to me too, until I understood the
context.  As-is, I think it's fine -- indeed, I think we ought to
backpatch it into 7.4 branch too.

                        regards, tom lane

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