Andrew Dunstan wrote:
> In fact, in the patch I sent in, no quoted string is marked as null when 
> being read (so even if you use \N as the null marker, "\N" will be that 
> literal and not a null marker). And the null marker, whatever it is, 
> should be made quote safe by us throwing an error if it contains the 
> quote marker, just as we now make sure that the null marker is 
> delimiter-safe.

What value does an int column get if the input file has ',,'.  Don't
tell me zero?  :-)  Error?

> I will check on the write behaviour - it might need ammending too.
> I'll submit a revised patch based on the original syntax scheme, and 
> then you (Bruce) can make the syntax/psql changes that seem to be agreed 
> on now - is that ok?

OK, go as far as you want and post it.  I will turn around a new patch
in a few hours after you post.

> The default NULL value issue can be determined at the end of any 
> exhaustive debate we have - in the end it's a one line code change ;-)


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