Re: Escaping strings for inclusion into SQL queries

From: Christopher Masto <chris(at)netmonger(dot)net>
To: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Escaping strings for inclusion into SQL queries
Date: 2001-08-23 18:09:24
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On Wed, Aug 22, 2001 at 05:16:44PM +0000, Florian Weimer wrote:
> We therefore suggest that a string escaping function is included in a
> future version of PostgreSQL and libpq. A sample implementation is
> provided below, along with documentation.

I use Perl, which (through DBD::Pg) has a "quote" function available,
but I think this is a very good idea to include in the library.

I only have one issue - the SQL standard seems to support the use
of '' to escape a single quote, but not \'. Though PostgreSQL has
an extended notion of character string literals, I think that the
usual policy of using the standard interface when possible should
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