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Re: Proposal: new pg_dump options --copy-delimiter and

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Greg Stark <gsstark(at)mit(dot)edu>, "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>, PG Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Proposal: new pg_dump options --copy-delimiter and
Date: 2006-01-27 19:17:56
Message-ID: 1138389476.3074.39.camel@swithin (view raw or flat)
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On Fri, 2006-01-27 at 14:08 -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
> Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net> writes:
> > On Fri, 2006-01-27 at 13:43 -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
> >> That line of argument leads to the suggestion that pg_dump should just
> >> use something else (I'd vote for "|"), all the time, in order to produce
> >> more robust dump files.  I still don't see the argument for exposing
> >> a switch though.
> 
> > If we regard them as suitable for human editing for normal use, yes.
> 
> No, that actually was no part of my point.  A pg_dump file that doesn't
> use tabs is more likely to survive being emailed, for instance.  I'm not
> sure whether that is a large enough consideration to justify a change,
> but you don't have to assume that anyone's intending to edit anything
> to make the argument for it.
> 


Not sure how much that matters in these days of MIME, but it's a fair
point nevertheless.

cheers

andrew


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