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Re: PG 9.0 and standard_conforming_strings

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: PG 9.0 and standard_conforming_strings
Date: 2010-01-29 20:45:54
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Tom Lane wrote:
> Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us> writes:
> > With the release of Postgres 9.0, should we consider changing the
> > default for 'standard_conforming_strings'?
> I'm inclined to think we're going to have enough problems without that.
> Changing that default will break, approximately speaking, every single
> Postgres client app.  Do you really think more than epsilon of them
> are clean and ready for such a change?

Well, if they aren't ready now, then we might as well say we are never
going to change it and update the documentation and TODO list to reflect
that --- we have had standard_conforming_strings since 2005.  We can't
keep pretending this will happen if we have no intention of doing it.

  Bruce Momjian  <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>

  + If your life is a hard drive, Christ can be your backup. +

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