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Re: Better to dump tabs as tabs, or \t?

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Better to dump tabs as tabs, or \t?
Date: 2006-05-27 20:14:21
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Tom Lane wrote:
> Historically pg_dump has taken pains to dump ASCII control characters
> as backslash constructs, for instance \t for tab.  I am thinking this
> is not such a great idea, and that it'd be more portable rather than
> less so if we got rid of that logic and just dumped tab as tab, etc.
> In particular, making this play nice with standard_conforming_strings
> seems unpleasant: we'll have to emit E'' strings which are certainly
> not portable, not even to older PG releases.
> The only good argument I can see for the current behavior is that it
> makes the dump file somewhat more robust against whitespace-mashing
> filters like typical email programs.  But I wouldn't count on a
> dump file to come through such a thing completely unscathed anyway.

Go for it.

Emailing a database dump as other than a properly encoded MIME 
attachment makes no sense these days.



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