Quite some time ago, we made the chr() function accept Unicode code points
up to U+1FFFFF, which is the largest value that will fit in a 4-byte UTF8
string. It was pointed out to me though that RFC3629 restricted the
original definition of UTF8 to only allow code points up to U+10FFFF (for
compatibility with UTF16). While that might not be something we feel we
need to follow exactly, pg_utf8_islegal implements the checking algorithm
specified by RFC3629, and will therefore reject points above U+10FFFF.
This means you can use chr() to create values that will be rejected on
dump and reload:
u8=# create table tt (f1 text);
u8=# insert into tt values(chr('x001fffff'::bit(32)::int));
INSERT 0 1
u8=# select * from tt;
u8=# \copy tt to 'junk'
u8=# \copy tt from 'junk'
ERROR: 22021: invalid byte sequence for encoding "UTF8": 0xf7 0xbf 0xbf 0xbf
CONTEXT: COPY tt, line 1
LOCATION: report_invalid_encoding, wchar.c:2011
I think this probably means we need to change chr() to reject code points
above 10ffff. Should we back-patch that, or just do it in HEAD?
regards, tom lane
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