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Re: More message encoding woes

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(dot)linnakangas(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
Cc: PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: More message encoding woes
Date: 2009-03-30 16:49:01
Message-ID: 17997.1238431741@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(dot)linnakangas(at)enterprisedb(dot)com> writes:
> Tom Lane wrote:
>> Another idea is to try the values listed in our encoding_match_list[]
>> until bind_textdomain_codeset succeeds.  The problem here is that the
>> GNU documentation is *exceedingly* vague about whether
>> bind_textdomain_codeset behaves sanely (ie throws a recognizable error)
>> when given a bad encoding name.  (I guess we could look at the source
>> code.)

> Unfortunately it doesn't give any error.

(Man, why are the APIs in this problem space so universally awful?)

Where does it get the default codeset from?  Maybe we could constrain
that to match the database encoding, the way we do for LC_COLLATE/CTYPE?

			regards, tom lane

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