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Re: [HACKERS] Beta for 4:30AST ... ?

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: Thomas Lockhart <lockhart(at)alumni(dot)caltech(dot)edu>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Beta for 4:30AST ... ?
Date: 2000-02-28 23:30:26
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> Thomas Lockhart writes:
> > I'm not sure that I agree that multi-word character types are required
> > internally. Somehow that seems to just push the problem of
> > SQL92-specific syntax to another part of the code. We could just as
> > easily (?) translate *every* "xxx VARYING" to "varxxx" on input, and
> > do the inverse on output or pg_dump.
> On the one hand I propose what seems like editing a handful of lines in
> the bootstrap scanner (an internal interface) to solve this problem once
> and for all. What you are proposing is that every client interface (libpq,
> SPI, PL du jour, who knows) will have to know a list of the latest hacks

libpq doesn't know anything about syntax.  It is mostly gram.y files.  I
think ecpg is the only other one that needs the fix.

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