On Thu, 24 Jun 2004, Tom Lane wrote:

> Christopher Kings-Lynne <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> >> When running pg_dump --clean against a server that doesn't have schemas 
> >> the namespace is blank and ends up producing a dump full off things like:
> >> 
> >> DROP TABLE "".tab;
> > Since the person is dumping using 7.5 pg_dump, presumably they will be 
> > restoring to 7.5, and it should be:
> > DROP TABLE "public".tab;
> Possibly the most correct solution is to assign the name "public" to the
> dummy schema that pg_dump creates internally when talking to a pre-7.3
> server.

I was considering that they might want to restore the dump into another 
schema and that would be easier with an unqualified name.  I don't really 
understand why the name needs to be fully qualified in the first place.

> I seem to recall that there was some reason for using "", but I don't
> recall what exactly.

It seems like the only possible reasons are deliberately making it fail or 
just a lack of testing.  There's no way it does anything useful.

Kris Jurka

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