Magnus Hagander <mag...@hagander.net> writes: > Using colon as the path separator is going to break on windows. The patch > notices this and uses semicolon on Windows instead. Do we really want to go > down that path - that means that everybody who writes any sorts of > installation instructions including this will have to make them separate > for different platforms. Shouldn't we just use semicolon on all platforms, > for consistency?
Semicolon, being a valid filename character on most platforms (dunno about Windows), isn't a terribly good choice either. Since I disagree with the goal of this patch in the first place, I'm disinclined to spend brain cells on inventing a more robust format for a list of path names. I'm sure there is one though, if you're giving up on being consistent with traditional PATH format. regards, tom lane -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers