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Re: Patch for Re: [HACKERS] Bug of PL/pgSQL parser

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: eutm(at)yandex(dot)ru, pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Patch for Re: [HACKERS] Bug of PL/pgSQL parser
Date: 2002-07-30 19:24:27
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Tom Lane wrote:
> Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
> > I assume this completes the TODO item:
> >         o Fix PL/PgSQL to handle quoted mixed-case identifiers
> It would if it worked, but it doesn't --- for one thing, it seems
> to allow empty identifiers (surely {DQUOTE}* should be {DQUOTE}+).
> I'm not convinced it parses identifiers the same as the main scanner
> does anyway.  Why not just lift the flex code for identifiers
> out of parser/scan.l?

I would love to know why doing this TODO item is so hard.  Every time I
ask Jan, he says it is very hard and it never gets done.

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