Piotr Stefaniak wrote:
> On 2017-05-17 17:55, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> > On 5/17/17 10:14, Tom Lane wrote:
> >> What I was concerned about was that pgindent will reindent the second
> >> line so that it's impossible to tell whether the spacing is correct.
> > 
> > pgindent moving string continuations to the left is a completely
> > terrible behavior anyway and we should look into changing that.  Just
> > look at the mess it makes out of SELECT queries in pg_dump.c.
> If I remember correctly, it tries to right-align string literals to
> whatever -l ("Maximum length of an output line") was set to.

Yeah, it does that (for error messages too).

I'm not sure what's the behavior we do want.  One choice is that the
continuation string opening quote should line up with the opening quote
in the previous line.  So for instance:

    elog(ERROR, "this message is very long"
                "and the second line may get over the 80 chars limit if we let 

but I suppose some we would like the opening quote to line up with the

    elog(ERROR, "this message is very long "
         "and the second line may get over the 80 chars limit if we let it");

I vote that the first form is best, even if it would cause me some pain
because my vim config doesn't line up continuations like that. (Not sure
I can tweak it to work that way.)

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