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dollar quoting with flex

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: "Patches (PostgreSQL)" <pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: dollar quoting with flex
Date: 2004-02-24 17:40:19
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(Fourth try ;-)

Attached is a patch for dollar quoting in the backend and in psql (with 
the new flex scanner). I'm fairly confident about the backend (because 
this is mainly Tom's work adapted :-) ) but rather less so about psql - 
I don't entirely understand all the odd states in psql's scanner. I'm 
not sure that I have freed up memory in all the necessary cases. Nor am 
I sure what the state is or should be if we end an included file in a 
dollar-quoting state, nor how to handle such a situation. So, some extra 
eyeballs would be appreciated.

However - it does seem to work in my simple testing.

If this is all OK, the remaining tasks would include pg_dump, docs (Jon 
Jensen says he will attack these two) and some regression tests (any 



Attachment: dolq.patch
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