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Re: 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, pgsql-cygwin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: WIN32_CONSOLE usage
Date: 2003-09-07 16:34:02
Message-ID: 200309071634.h87GY2P11147@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Peter Eisentraut wrote:

>   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()

> Bruce Momjian writes:
> 
> > Is this a valid feature?  Should I document it?
> 
> Maybe it's a valid feature, but the implementation is not valid.
> Other applications also make use of the print routines (e.g., createlang),
> and they cannot interactively set variables.  So I repeat: the print
> routines may not access the psql settings.
> 
> I think we ought to detect the console type automatically anyway.
> Certainly we don't want people to have to set this variables all the time.

Agreed.  Automatic is ideal.  Any ideas out there?

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