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Re: ascii to character conversion in postgres

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: The Hermit Hacker <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>
Cc: Karel Zak <zakkr(at)zf(dot)jcu(dot)cz>, Alex Sokoloff <alex_sokoloff(at)yahoo(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: ascii to character conversion in postgres
Date: 2000-09-18 16:20:35
Message-ID: 14698.969294035@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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The Hermit Hacker <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org> writes:
>> I vote for just renaming it to chr().  Any objections?

> first thing off the top of my head ... was there a reason why it was added
> to contrib/odbc?  ignoring the "oracle documentation", is it something
> that is/was needed for ODBC?

Now that I look, it seems ODBC specifies the function as "char()",
which means contrib/odbc is wrong on that score too :-(

New proposal: forget ichar(), give the function two entries chr() and
char().

			regards, tom lane

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