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Re: Bytea/Base64 encoders for libpq - interested?

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Joe Conway <joseph(dot)conway(at)home(dot)com>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Karel Zak <zakkr(at)zf(dot)jcu(dot)cz>, Joerg Hessdoerfer <Joerg(dot)Hessdoerfer(at)sea-gmbh(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Bytea/Base64 encoders for libpq - interested?
Date: 2001-09-04 16:44:49
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> You're right, as usual (I was tired when I wrote this last night ;). But I
> think we have to escape/unescape both null and '\', don't we?

Yes, I think backslashes need special escapes too.

Let me ask a bigger question.  We have the length of the text string in
the varlena header.  Are we concerned about backend code not handling
NULL in text fields, or frontend code returning strings with embedded

I see problems in the text() functions for nulls, but is such a
limitation required for text types?

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