Magnus Hagander <> 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

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