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WIN32_CONSOLE usage

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: PostgreSQL-patches <pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org>,PostgreSQL Win32 port list <pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org>,christoph(dot)dalitz(at)hs-niederrhein(dot)de
Subject: WIN32_CONSOLE usage
Date: 2003-09-07 16:21:41
Message-ID: 200309071621.h87GLfG09745@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> Bruce Momjian writes:
> 
> > The problem is that mbvalidate() has this code:
> >
> >         if (GetVariableBool(pset.vars, "WIN32_CONSOLE"))
> >             CharToOem(pwcs, pwcs);
> >
> > That's why I needed the #ifdef so it only tests from psql.  This code
> > was just broken without that test, and because no one else has done
> > Win32 compiles since it was added, no one saw it.
> 
> Interesting, considering that WIN32_CONSOLE isn't being set anywhere.
> 
> Anyway, that code needs to be removed/fixed, for the mentioned reasons.

Yikes, I see no doc mention of it.

Here is the submission email:

>   c) Problem:  8bit characters were displayed/interpreted wrong in psql
>                This is due to the fact that the Win32 "console" uses a
>                different encoding than the rest of the Windows system
>      Solution: Introduced a new psql variable WIN32_CONSOLE
>                When set with "\set WIN32_console", the function OemToChar()

I have CC'ed the author.

Is this a valid feature?  Should I document it?

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