Re: ColumnName and ColumnNumber in libpq (C interface)

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Christoph Haller <ch(at)rodos(dot)fzk(dot)de>
Cc: alberto(at)unex(dot)es, pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: ColumnName and ColumnNumber in libpq (C interface)
Date: 2003-09-15 14:48:47
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Christoph Haller <ch(at)rodos(dot)fzk(dot)de> writes:
>> I thougth running this helloworldish C program:
>> should print
>> Bar
>> 0
>> but stdout shows
>> Bar
>> -1

> All names are folded to lowercase, except enclosed in double quotes. So
> printf("%d\n",PQfnumber(res,"\"Bar\""));
> gives you the right result.

I wonder whether this behavior is appropriate for PQfnumber, though.
It's never been documented ... and certainly should be if we decide
we should keep it. Comments?

regards, tom lane

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