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BUG #5448: psql \set does not terminate if variable is referenced recursively

From: "Francis" <fmarkham(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: BUG #5448: psql \set does not terminate if variable is referenced recursively
Date: 2010-05-05 03:17:43
Message-ID: 201005050317.o453HhTA094965@wwwmaster.postgresql.org (view raw or flat)
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The following bug has been logged online:

Bug reference:      5448
Logged by:          Francis
Email address:      fmarkham(at)gmail(dot)com
PostgreSQL version: 8.4.3
Operating system:   Ubuntu linux 10.04
Description:        psql \set does not terminate if variable is referenced
recursively
Details: 

psql \set does not terminate if a variable is referenced recursively.  For
example, the following will hang the psql client in a nasty way:

db=# \set n 1
db=# \set n (:n + 1)

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