On Tue, Jan 8, 2013 at 7:57 PM, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
> Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
>> I was thinking more about a sprintf()-type function that only
>> understands a handful of escapes, but adds the additional and novel
>> escapes %I (quote as identifier) and %L (quote as literal). I think
>> that would allow a great deal of code simplification, and it'd be more
>> efficient, too.
> Seems like a great idea. Are you offering to code it?
> Note that this wouldn't entirely fix the fmtId problem, as not all the
> uses of fmtId are directly in sprintf calls. Still, it might get rid of
> most of the places where it'd be painful to avoid a memory leak with
> a strdup'ing version of fmtId.
Yeah, I didn't think about that. Might be worth a look to see how
comprehensively it would solve the problem. But I'll have to leave
that for another day.
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