On Jul 18, 2010, at 12:30 PM, Tom Lane wrote:
> David Christensen <david(at)endpoint(dot)com> writes:
>> machack:machack:5432=# \c "foo""bar"
>> You are now connected to database "foo"bar".
> What this is reflecting is that backslash commands have their own weird
> rules for processing double quotes. What I was concerned about was that
> double quotes in SQL are normally used for protecting mixed case, and
> you don't need that for \c:
> regression=# create database "FooBar";
> CREATE DATABASE
> regression=# \c foobar
> FATAL: database "foobar" does not exist
> Previous connection kept
> regression=# \c FooBar
> You are now connected to database "FooBar".
> The fact that there are double quotes around the database name in the
> "You are now connected..." message is *not* meant to imply that that is
> a valid double-quoted SQL identifier, either. It's just an artifact of
> how we set off names in English-language message style. In another
> language it might look like <<FooBar>> or some such.
> My opinion remains that you should just print the user and database
> names as-is, without trying to inject any quoting into the mix. You're
> more likely to confuse people than help them if you do that.
Okay, understood. Then consider my updated patch (just sent attached to a recent message) to reflect the desired behavior. (I'll update the commitfest patch entry when it shows up in the archives.)
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