Re: Bytea string operator support

From: "Joe Conway" <joseph(dot)conway(at)home(dot)com>
To: "Bruce Momjian" <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>, "Marko Kreen" <marko(at)l-t(dot)ee>
Cc: "Peter Eisentraut" <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, "Tom Lane" <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, <pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Bytea string operator support
Date: 2001-09-06 18:08:26
Message-ID: 012701c136fe$ece22040$0705a8c0@jecw2k1
Views: Raw Message | Whole Thread | Download mbox
Lists: pgsql-hackers pgsql-patches

> > > Here's a patch for bytea string functions. As discussed:
> > >
> > > text encode(bytea, 'escape')
> > > bytea decode(text, 'escape')
> >
> > Why are you using \xxx encoding there? As the 'escape' encoding
> > is supposed to be 'minimalistic' as it escapes only 2
> > problematic values, then IMHO it would be better to use
> > \0 and \\ as escapes - takes less room.
> Agreed, and I have documented this in the SGML pages. Knowing this,
> bytea becomes a much easier format to use.

No problem -- I kind of like the octal style better, but I can see your
point. I'll wait for awhile for more comments, and then send in a new patch.

-- Joe

In response to


Browse pgsql-hackers by date

  From Date Subject
Next Message Matt Block 2001-09-06 18:33:24 Re: Bug in createlang?
Previous Message Marc G. Fournier 2001-09-06 17:52:39 Some changes to CVSup and AnonCVS access ...

Browse pgsql-patches by date

  From Date Subject
Next Message Tom Lane 2001-09-06 18:30:49 Re: JDBC patch procedures (Re: [PATCHES] Patch for jdbc2
Previous Message Bruce Momjian 2001-09-06 17:43:53 Re: Bytea string operator support