"Hamid Quddus Akhtar" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
>> Offhand I'd say that an empty file is a legitimate corner case,
>> so we should just take it silently.

> Shouldn't we be warning about an empty file rather than just swallowing 
> up the error?

You are jumping to a conclusion, namely that it is an error.  If it's
a legitimate corner case, throwing a warning every time the file is
read would be incredibly annoying.

If it's not a legitimate case, then we should throw a real error.
A warning just strikes me as the worst of both worlds.

                        regards, tom lane

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