Pavel Stehule wrote:

> It is similar to my first or second proposal - rejected by Tom :(

Doesn't it differ? ISTM that in the patches/discussion related to:
it was proposed to change \set in one way or another,
and also in the point #1 of this present thread:

> > 1. using psql variables - we just need to write commands \setfrom
> > \setfrombf - this should be very simple implementation. The value can be
> > used more times. On second hand - the loaded variable can hold lot of
> > memory (and it can be invisible for user).

My comment is: let's not change \set or even create a variant
of it just for importing verbatim file contents, in text or binary,
because interpolating psql variables differently in the query itself
is all we need.

Best regards,
Daniel Vérité
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