On Sunday, March 20, 2016, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote:

> * Allow backslash commands to span lines, probably by adopting the
> rule that backslash immediately followed by newline is to be ignored
> within a backslash command.  This would not be compatible with psql,
> though, at least not unless we wanted to change psql too.
This would be appreciated.  The main case I find wanting this is writing
out long \copy expressions.  Solving really complex ones using temporary
tables works but being able to spread it out over multiple lines would be a
welcomed addition.

David J.

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