> > > Here's a patch for bytea string functions. As discussed:
> > >
> > > text encode(bytea, 'escape')
> > > bytea decode(text, 'escape')
> > Why are you using \xxx encoding there? As the 'escape' encoding
> > is supposed to be 'minimalistic' as it escapes only 2
> > problematic values, then IMHO it would be better to use
> > \0 and \\ as escapes - takes less room.
> Agreed, and I have documented this in the SGML pages. Knowing this,
> bytea becomes a much easier format to use.
No problem -- I kind of like the octal style better, but I can see your
point. I'll wait for awhile for more comments, and then send in a new patch.
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