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Re: Making TEXT NUL-transparent

From: Alexander Shulgin <ash(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Florian Weimer <fweimer(at)bfk(dot)de>
Cc: Pavel Stehule <pavel(dot)stehule(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Making TEXT NUL-transparent
Date: 2011-11-24 11:32:17
Message-ID: 1322134279-sup-5004@moon (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-hackers
Excerpts from Florian Weimer's message of Thu Nov 24 12:59:09 +0200 2011:
> > I have a different question. What is reason for embedded NULs inside
> > strings?
> The source system does not enforce that constraint, so from time to
> time, such data slips through.  I don't know why it's there in the first
> place, and I have no control over the original data source.  Usually,
> it's okay to silently strip NUL bytes; it's just a bit awkward.

Strip?  Like this: "loss\0less" => "lossless"?  That would be awkward for sure.

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