> > The reason it will help with support is because newbies will go 
> > "SQL_ASCII! I don't want ascii!".
> No they won't.  They will likely not even notice this message 
> in the sea of other messages they've never seen before; and 
> even if they do notice it, they will certainly not realize 
> that they don't want it.  If the message were to *say* "this 
> is probably a bad choice because it's incompatible with your 
> locale selection", then it might possibly have the effect 
> you're hoping for, but I don't see how we can find that out.

Another way would be to make -E a mandatory parameter, and remove the
default completely. That way you have to make a conscious decision.
Can't claim surprise then.


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