Neil Conway <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> On Thu, 2004-10-07 at 13:05, Tom Lane wrote:
>> I'm just wondering if the fix is in the right place.  Doesn't the same
>> issue arise for other variables?

> Well, we don't manually set other variables in psql itself, with the
> exception of defining some default values before we process command-line
> args or psqlrc (see startup.c circa line 141) -- so in that case
> allowing the value to be overriden is fine.

[ eyeballs that... ]  So a much simpler fix for Ingo's complaint would
be to move the default settings of PROMPT1 et al (lines 303-306) to the
vicinity of line 141.  I can't see that skipping these setup operations
in the noninteractive case is worthwhile.

> On looking at the code closer though, I do see one related problem: we
> process command-line args before we read psqlrc, so psqlrc settings can
> override what was specified on the command-line. Shouldn't this happen
> in reverse?

I tend to agree, but it's somewhat debatable.  Would it be simple to

                        regards, tom lane

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