Zach Irmen wrote:
> "Andrew Dunstan" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > Zach Irmen said:
> > > Can I just ifndef WIN32 and not think about it? I'm not sure how that
> > > would work either.
> > >
> >
> > If we are going to have a Windows port I don't think we should treat it as
> > a poor cousin.
> I guess I was thinking more about if it should be done as opposed to how it
> would be done. On the one hand, I think '~' by itself has no meaning in a
> normal Windows environment, so why should psql on Windows give it one? The
> readline library on unix, which can be used by psql, interprets the tilde
> and is the big reason why psql on unix should interpret the tilde as well.
> On the other hand however, I can see consistency being important in that
> giving '~' a meaning in psql should give it the same meaning regardless of
> platform.

As I remember, MSDOS uses the "~" to specify short versions of long file
names.  I think that is enough for us to say that we are best leaving
'~' expansion only for Unix.  We already dump COPY in a native Win32
format, so it seems we should handle special characters in a similar
native way.

I will add a comment to this affect in the source code.

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