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At 12:19 PM 29/06/2004, Christopher Kings-Lynne wrote:
It's hacky (although officially hacky :) ) in regards that it parses the
dropStmt on each object to get the objects name. This is necessary
because of an oversight in the initial design of the binary format.
If there's something missing in the format, I'd be inclined to add it.
We've never promised to make dumps made by version X readable (or usable)
by version X-1. We *do* the opposite, however, so you will probably still
need to parse dump statements from old dump files. Unless we can back-patch...

So, rather than carry the hack forward, doing it right for future versions
would be my vote.




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  • Christopher Kings-Lynne at Jul 10, 2004 at 4:39 am

    If there's something missing in the format, I'd be inclined to add it.
    We've never promised to make dumps made by version X readable (or
    usable) by version X-1. We *do* the opposite, however, so you will
    probably still need to parse dump statements from old dump files. Unless
    we can back-patch...

    So, rather than carry the hack forward, doing it right for future
    versions would be my vote.
    I guess there's no reason not to. I'll see if I can come up with something.

    Chris

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