|From:||Alberto Cabello Sanchez <alberto(at)unex(dot)es>|
|To:||Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org|
|Subject:||Re: ColumnName and ColumnNumber in libpq (C interface)|
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On Tue, Sep 16, 2003 at 09:46:26AM -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> I don't really want to change PQfname; that would probably break more
> apps than changing PQfnumber.
> We could achieve the property you suggest if we forgot about
> case-insensitive matching and dequoting, and simply made PQfnumber check
> for an exact match.
...but this is also app breaker.
> Or we could try some combination behavior (say, try exact match, then
> if no luck apply the dequote/downcase logic). This might offer better
> backwards compatibility, but the more complex the behavior, the more
> potential for surprising corner cases ...
What about a PQfrealname function (actually, a macro) which returns quoted
string? I hope this suggestion is not too stupid.
Alberto Cabello Sánchez
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