"Daniel T. Staal" <DStaal(at)usa(dot)net> writes:
> On Mon, December 11, 2006 10:11 am, Bram Kuijper said:
>> Second question is related to that. If I type any bogus (e.g.
>> "sflkjdslkfj") onto the psql commandline, PostgreSQL remains silent.
> More related than you think, probably...
> An SQL statement is terminated by a semicolon, and nothing else. Until
> the statement is ended, there is no error. I bet if you type bogus
> characters into psql and finish with a ; it will give you an error.
Also, backslash commands take a different path --- it's possible to
execute \d for example while psql still thinks it's accumulating a
multi-line SQL command to send when it finally sees a semicolon.
regards, tom lane
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