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Re: [HACKERS] \copy (query) delimiter syntax error

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: Michael Fuhr <mike(at)fuhr(dot)org>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, "Patches (PostgreSQL)" <pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] \copy (query) delimiter syntax error
Date: 2007-02-03 19:54:24
Message-ID: 45C4E870.8080202@dunslane.net (view raw or flat)
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Michael Fuhr wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 03, 2007 at 10:52:29AM -0600, Andrew Dunstan wrote:
>   
>> I'd say fix psql. Not sure how far back we should backpatch it. It's
>> interesting that this has been there since 8.0 and is only now discovered.
>>     
>
> The problem is new in 8.2 because COPY (query) doesn't support USING
> DELIMITERS.  COPY tablename does, so it has worked all along.
>
>   

oh, good point. OK, I have cut this quick patch that will continue to 
accept the legacy syntax in psql in non-inline-query cases, but will 
make psql unreservedly emit new style syntax for COPY to the backend.  
Does that seem reasonable, or is it too much of a change for the stable 
branch?

cheers

andrew

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