Bruce Momjian wrote:
> Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> > Tom Lane writes:
> > > Quite awhile back, we had a discussion about removing "$" from the set
> > > of allowed characters in operator names, and instead allowing it as a
> > > non-first character in identifiers.
> > I agree with the first one, but does it have to imply the second?
> I believe he wanted the second because Oracle supports it, and some
> Oracle apps use that feature. I think in the old days, before
> underscore, Oracle used $ for space (double yuck).
Dollar is not allowed as per SQL spec. And I think Oracle discouraged
people from using it, but used it in their own stuff. Good way to avoid
any possible conflicts and I would've liked our version of it to be pg$
instead of pg_ ... I think that's a bit too much to ask for, is it?
The problem is, discouraged or not, if there's a slot people will stick
something into ... meaning if it accepts a dollar, to hell with vendor
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