Re: Unicode UTF-8 table formatting for psql text output

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>, Roger Leigh <rleigh(at)codelibre(dot)net>, "Brad T(dot) Sliger" <brad(at)sliger(dot)org>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, Selena Deckelmann <selenamarie(at)gmail(dot)com>, Roger Leigh <rleigh(at)debian(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Unicode UTF-8 table formatting for psql text output
Date: 2009-09-30 21:32:25
Message-ID: 6927.1254346345@sss.pgh.pa.us
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Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net> writes:
> On Wed, 2009-09-30 at 14:02 -0400, Alvaro Herrera wrote:
>> All scripts I've seen parsing psql output use unaligned, undecorated
>> mode.  I have yet to see one messing with the |'s.

> Plus, we would have broken that with the : continuation lines.

Only for data containing embedded newlines, which is not that common.

			regards, tom lane

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