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Re: BUG #6510: A simple prompt is displayed using wrong charset

From: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Alexander LAW <exclusion(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Pg Bugs <pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: BUG #6510: A simple prompt is displayed using wrong charset
Date: 2012-03-19 20:05:33
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Excerpts from Alexander LAW's message of dom mar 18 06:04:51 -0300 2012:
> I see two ways to resolve the issue.
> First is to use CharToOemBuff when writing a string to the "con" and 
> OemToCharBuff when reading an input from it.
> The other is to always use stderr/stdin for Win32 as it was done for 
> msys before. I think it's more straightforward.

Using console directly instead of stdin/out/err is more appropriate when
asking for passwords and reading them back, because you can redirect the
rest of the output to/from files or pipes, without the prompt
interfering with that.  This also explains why stderr is used instead of

Álvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
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