Robert Haas <> writes:
> Mmph.  I just don't see any benefit in being able to start a command
> in the middle of a line.

I agree that there's no functional benefit; it's a matter of consistency.
In particular, psql has always allowed you to write multiple SQL commands
per line:

    SELECT 2+2; SELECT x FROM tab; SELECT y FROM othertab;

and as of yesterday pgbench supports that as well.  So allowing multiple
backslash commands on a line improves consistency both with psql and with
pgbench's own behavior, IMV.

                        regards, tom lane

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