Christopher Kings-Lynne wrote:

At least we are guaranteed to compile against current libraries - apps
outside the source tree never get that luxury and have worse
compatibility problems. :)

The issue is that no one has been asking for this functionality, and I
can imagine it becoming quite a mess after a few releases.

No messier than pg_dump (which yes, is quite messy :) )

It seems to me it will be a lot messier - pg_dump's functionality is quite limited.

e.g. what will you do with dollar quoting or \copy's csv mode for pre-8.0 backends?



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