Tom Lane wrote:
> Thom Brown <thom(at)linux(dot)com> writes:
> > On 1 July 2011 19:17, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
> >> Thom Brown <thom(at)linux(dot)com> writes:
> >>> The quote literal example of quote_literal('O\'Reilly') doesn't work
> >>> on my installation by default.
> >> Hmm, should we use an E'' literal there, or change the input to be
> >> 'O''Reilly'? The former would confuse people who didn't understand E''
> >> literals, while the latter would make it look like quote_literal wasn't
> >> doing anything at all, so neither alternative seems to offer much
> >> clarity.
> > My concern is that people copying the example as a way to quote their
> > string literal will find that, by default, it doesn't work. I'll
> > leave it to your better judgement though as I can see that the E''
> > notation could potentially confuse. It is possible, either way, to
> > add a footnote to the example?
> On further study, I notice that somebody already E-ified all the other
> examples where it was important; the quote_literal example simply got
> overlooked, I think. It seems better to use E'' there than make the
> example potentially confusing as to what the function accomplishes.
> Also, I looked at the examples for binary strings, and decided that
> converting the sample outputs to hex format would render the examples
> a lot less readable (since the inputs are not shown in that format).
> So instead I'm going to add this:
> The sample results shown on this page assume that the server parameter
> <link linkend="guc-bytea-output"><varname>bytea_output</></link> is set
> to <literal>escape</literal> (the traditional PostgreSQL format).
Please consider that the "traditional PostgreSQL format" is now not the
_default_ bytea_output format. I think a lot of people equate
"traditional" with "default".
Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us> http://momjian.us
+ It's impossible for everything to be true. +
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