On Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 1:52 AM, David G. Johnston < david.g.johns...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Oddly, Corey was using you as support for this position...though without an actual quote: > > """
Reading this, I started to wonder "so how did I get that impression?" and I found this from Feb 9: IMO, an erroneous backslash command should have no effect, period. "It failed but we'll treat it as if it were valid" is a rathole I don't want to descend into. It's particularly bad in interactive mode, because the most natural thing to do is correct your spelling and issue the command again --- but if psql already decided to do something on the strength of the mistaken command, that doesn't work, and you'll have to do something or other to unwind the unwanted control state before you can get back to what you meant to do.