Bruce Momjian <> writes:
> Tom Lane wrote:
>> It's partially redundant, but only partially, and I agree that it'll
>> probably be easier for people to use than the catversion number.

> Also, that macro block where Joe Conway compared catalog version numbers
> and defined understandable macro names cried out for a solution.

It's worth pointing out here that catversion was only intended to be
useful within a development cycle, ie, to prevent developers from
wasting time chasing pseudo-bugs that were really due to mismatch of
their newly compiled backend executable with not-so-new system catalog
contents.  We never intended any code to depend on its specific value,
else we'd have used a definition with more mnemonic content than a

                        regards, tom lane

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