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Re: Bytea/Base64 encoders for libpq - interested?

From: Larry Rosenman <ler(at)lerctr(dot)org>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Joe Conway <joseph(dot)conway(at)home(dot)com>, Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>, Karel Zak <zakkr(at)zf(dot)jcu(dot)cz>, Joerg Hessdoerfer <Joerg(dot)Hessdoerfer(at)sea-gmbh(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Bytea/Base64 encoders for libpq - interested?
Date: 2001-09-04 17:13:00
Message-ID: 20010904121300.A24138@lerami.lerctr.org (view raw or flat)
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* Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> [010904 12:01]:
> They're pretty ugly, but more importantly they're only suitable if we
> have exactly one conversion function each way.  If we have two, what
> will we call the second one?
> 
> I think it's okay to let the argument type be implicit in the function
> argument list.  Something like text_escaped(bytea) and text_direct(bytea)
> (with inverses bytea_escaped(text) and bytea_direct(text)) might do.
> I'm not totally happy with "direct" to suggest minimum escaping, though.
> Better ideas anyone?
Cooked vs raw? 

LER

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