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Re: Bytea/Base64 encoders for libpq - interested?

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Joe Conway <joseph(dot)conway(at)home(dot)com>, 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 17:34:37
Message-ID: 200109041734.f84HYb819619@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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> Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
> > Let me ask a bigger question.  We have the length of the text string in
> > the varlena header.  Are we concerned about backend code not handling
> > NULL in text fields, or frontend code returning strings with embedded
> > nulls?
> 
> The former.
> 
> > I see problems in the text() functions for nulls, but is such a
> > limitation required for text types?
> 
> Unless you want to re-implement strcoll() and friends from scratch.

Yes, I saw strcoll().

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