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Re: Dollar quoting docs, round 1

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>
Cc: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>,PostgreSQL Patches <pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Dollar quoting docs, round 1
Date: 2004-04-28 16:32:33
Message-ID: 200404281632.i3SGWXJ09169@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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David Fetter wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 28, 2004 at 08:28:58AM +0200, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> > David Fetter wrote:
> > > Kind people,
> > >
> > > Please find attached a diff to the SGML docs that attempts to go
> > > over the new dollar quoting feature.
> > 
> > I think we should just use $$ in each case.  Otherwise it might look
> > more complicated than before.
> 
> Peter,
> 
> I'd be delighted to simplify some of the quotes.  They can't all be $$
> because of the nesting, so that's out.  Also, I believe it is a good
> idea to give some idea of what is going on with the tags, as I do with
> similar structures in other languages.  For example, when I am writing
> up a piece of SQL in perl or php, the tag looks like this:
> 
> $sql = <<SQL
> ...
> SQL
> 
> $sql = <<<SQL
> ...
> SQL;

Interesting, but I think most people like to use a tag that identifies
what is happening, rather than the content.  I think that's why <<END is
used frequently, so END appears as the end.  Seeing SQL alone on a line
seems strange.

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