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Command-line client sometimes misinterprets tabs for nulls

From: Casey Allen Shobe <cshobe(at)secureworks(dot)net>
To: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Command-line client sometimes misinterprets tabs for nulls
Date: 2002-08-27 03:36:15
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Let's say I have typed a nice formatted SQL statement like so:

select		b1.blah,
from		blah_table as b1
inner join only	blah_table2 as b2
on		b1.blah = b2.blah;

...using tabs as the indenting medium.  Now I copy that from my editor into 
psql, and most of the tabs are converted to nulls, resulting in an error like 
"Unknown value fromblah_table".  Tabs should paste; they're normal 

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"Diagoras the Atheist once visited Samothrace and a friend there said to him, 
'You think the gods have no care for humans?  Why, you can see from all these 
votive pictures here how many people have escaped the fury of storms at sea 
by praying to the gods, who have brought them safe to harbour.'  'Yes, 
indeed,' said Diagoras, 'but where are the pictures of all those who suffered 
shipwreck and perished in the waves?'  On another occasion he was on a voyage 
and the crew became anxious about the bad weather and began to mutter that it 
served them right for taking an atheist on board.  Diagoras just pointed out 
to them a number of other ships on the same course which were in equal 
difficulties and asked them whether they thought that there was a Diagoras on 
the passenger-list of every one of them.  The fact is that a man's character 
or way of life makes no difference at all to his good luck or bad."

- Cicero


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