On Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 06:25:53PM -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> Andrew Chernow <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > A more graceful solution would be to print something to stderr and then
> > exit.
> stderr doesn't exist, or point to a useful place, in many environments.
> And a forced exit() is no better than a crash for most purposes.
> > I don't think libpq should core dump an app by choice.
> The case that we are talking about is a bug, or would be a bug if it
> could happen (the fact that we've gotten along happily with no similar
> test in the existing code shows that it can't). Many forms of bug can
> result in core dumps; it's foolish to try to prevent them all. And
> bloating one line of code into five or more lines to defend against
> can't-happen cases is a good way to end up with unreadable,
> unmaintainable software.
> regards, tom lane
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