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Re: \connect case-folding change maybe not such a good idea

From: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: <pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org>, <pgsql-admin(at)postgreSQL(dot)org>
Subject: Re: \connect case-folding change maybe not such a good idea
Date: 2002-02-22 01:21:57
Message-ID: Pine.LNX.4.30.0202212021380.683-100000@peter.localdomain (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
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Tom Lane writes:

> I said:
> > I think the wisest course may be to revert to the 7.1 \connect behavior
> There is another possibility, which is to migrate to the new behavior
> over time.  I like having pg_dump quote the names in \connect, because
> that gives us a shot at working with names that have embedded spaces.
> We could leave pg_dump as it stands in CVS tip, and modify psql to
> work as follows:
> 	1. Quoted names in \connect are taken as quoted identifiers.
> 	2. Unquoted names are taken literally (not downcased).
> Point 2 would allow forwards compatibility of existing dump files,
> while point 1 makes the new pg_dump behavior work.  After a release
> or two we could migrate to regular SQL-identifier handling in \connect.

Fine with me.

Peter Eisentraut   peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net

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