On Sun, 2008-06-01 at 22:19 -0400, Stephen Frost wrote: > > or so. I suppose it might be interesting to consider an 'insert-format' > output for COPY, which pg_dump could possibly be refactored to use when > requested. It'd be nice if it was easier to have COPY support more > formats but right now it's kind of a pain.
That sounds also reasonable to me. It seems like a worthy format that COPY could output. And sure.. pg_dump could then be simplified a bit by using this. Beyond that, pg_dump would probably most easily let the user specify the very keyword (or full COPY statement parameters) that COPY would use as output format rather than implementing flags for everything COPY already supports. Perhaps support the existing -d/-D flags for backwards compatibility. This makes pg_dump more flexible AND COPY more flexible for use cases like mine. -- Sent via pgsql-patches mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-patches