Any progress on this?


Brendan Jurd wrote:
> On 18 October 2010 01:19, Tom Lane <> wrote:
> > Brendan Jurd <> writes:
> >> On 17 October 2010 09:59, Tom Lane <> wrote:
> >>> Good point. ?Maybe the correct fix is to remember whether each token was
> >>> quoted or not, so that keyword detection can be done safely after the
> >>> initial lexing. ?I still think that the current method is impossibly
> >>> ugly ...
> >
> >> I'm happy to revise the patch on that basis. ?Any suggestions about
> >> how to communicate the 'quotedness' of each token? ?We could make each
> >> token a struct consisting of the token itself, plus a boolean flag to
> >> indicate whether it had been quoted. ?Does that work for you?
> >
> > Seems reasonable. ?I had the idea of a parallel list of booleans in the
> > back of my mind, but a list of structs is probably easier to understand,
> > and to extend further if necessary.
> >
> Okay, I've taken the red pill and I'm finding out how deep the rabbit
> hole goes ...
> The logical structure of pg_hba.conf is a set of lines, each line
> containing a set of fields, each field containing a set of tokens.
> The way the existing implementation handles this is to create a list
> of lines containing sublists of fields, containing comma-separated
> strings for the set of tokens, with newlines embedded next to tokens
> which might be keywords.
> The tokeniser breaks apart the comma-separated tokens ... and then
> reassembles them into a comma-separated string.  Which the db/role
> matching functions then have to break apart *again*.
> In order to keep track of whether each individual token was quoted, I
> first need to impose some sanity here.  Rather than using a magical
> string for each field, I intend to use a List of HbaToken structs
> which explicitly note whether quoting was used.
> Introducing an extra List level does mean a bit more work copying and
> freeing, and it makes the patch really quite intrusive.  I have to
> touch a lot of lines in hba.c, but I think the additional clarity is
> worth it.  If nobody dissuades me from this approach I hope to post a
> patch in a couple of days.
> Cheers,
> BJ
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