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Re: [HACKERS] COPY .... WITH (FORMAT binary) causes syntax error at or near "binary"

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, Pavel Golub <pavel(at)gf(dot)microolap(dot)com>, pgsql-bugs <pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org>, PostgreSQL Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] COPY .... WITH (FORMAT binary) causes syntax error at or near "binary"
Date: 2011-07-05 15:30:04
Message-ID: 3533.1309879804@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
> On Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 11:06 AM, Alvaro Herrera
> <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com> wrote:
>> I assume it's not in unreserved_keyword because it would cause a
>> shift/reduce conflict elsewhere.

> Yeah.  In particular, it conflicts with the ancient copy syntax which
> we still support for backwards compatibility with versions < 7.3.  We
> can fix the immediate problem with something like the attached.

> (a) Should we do that?

That seems like a horrid crock ...

			regards, tom lane

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