On 12/30/2014 06:39 AM, Jim Nasby wrote:
> How much of this issue is caused by trying to machine-parse log files?
> Is a better option to improve that case, possibly doing something like
> including a field in each line that tells you the encoding for that entry?

That'd be absolutely ghastly. You couldn't just view the logs with
'less' or a text editor if your logs had mixed encodings, you'd need
some kind of special PostgreSQL log viewer tool.

Why would we possibly do that when we could just emit utf-8 instead?

 Craig Ringer                   http://www.2ndQuadrant.com/
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