Robert Haas <robertmh...@gmail.com> writes: > On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 1:29 PM, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote: >>> I had been supposing that this was a feature addition and should be left >>> for the next commitfest. But given that it already works as-expected on >>> popular platform(s), the fact that it doesn't work the same on some other >>> platforms seems like a portability bug rather than a missing feature. >>> Now I'm inclined to treat it as a bug and back-patch.
>> BTW, the main argument for considering it a new feature is that we don't >> suggest anywhere in our code or docs that this will work. If we're going >> to go out of our way to make it work, should we mention it in psql-ref? >> And what about changing the interactive prompt, along the lines of >> End with a backslash and a period on a line by itself, or an EOF signal. > Well, the current behavior is so wonky and inconsistent that it's hard > for me to view it as anything but a bug. I mean, one can argue about > exactly what an EOF should do in any given situation, but surely it > can't be right for it to do one thing on one platform and something > else on a different platform. Oh, I still believe it's a bug. I'm just saying that if we're going to fix it, we should do more than just make a minimal code change. BTW, it would be a good idea for somebody to check this out on Windows, assuming there's a way to generate a keyboard EOF signal there. regards, tom lane -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers