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Re: [PATCHES] Add switches for DELIMITER and NULL in pg_dump COPY

From: "Jim C(dot) Nasby" <jnasby(at)pervasive(dot)com>
To: Neil Conway <neilc(at)samurai(dot)com>
Cc: David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>,PG Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>,PostgreSQL Patches <pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [PATCHES] Add switches for DELIMITER and NULL in pg_dump COPY
Date: 2006-03-09 02:16:12
Message-ID: 20060309021612.GP45250@pervasive.com (view raw or flat)
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On Wed, Mar 08, 2006 at 04:57:52PM -0500, Neil Conway wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-03-08 at 08:20 -0800, David Fetter wrote:
> > The previous discussion showed that there is a wide diversity of
> > opinions on what The Right Delimiter and The Right NULL String(TM)
> > are.
> 
> Barring a more convincing justification for why we need this feature,
> I'm inclined to side with Tom: pg_dump has enough obscure options as it
> is, and I can't imagine very many people needing this functionality.

Given all the different requests that come in for pg_dump and copy,
maybe it makes sense for Someone Who Cares to start a pgFoundry project
(or maybe extend the import/export project that's already there).
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