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Re: non-standard escapes in string literals

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: F Harvell <fharvell(at)fts(dot)net>,Andrew Pimlott <pimlott(at)idiomtech(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: non-standard escapes in string literals
Date: 2002-04-25 20:22:10
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Tom Lane wrote:
> F Harvell <fharvell(at)fts(dot)net> writes:
> > This also poses the biggest problem in terms of legacy compatibility.
> > Perhaps the answer is to add a runtime config option (and default it
> > to ANSI) and possibly deprecate the C escaping.
> While I wouldn't necessarily object to a runtime option, I do object
> to both the other parts of your proposal ;-).  Backslash escaping is
> not broken; we aren't going to remove it or deprecate it, and I would
> vote against making it non-default.

Added to TODO:

 * Allow backslash handling in quoted strings to be disabled for portability

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