On Thu, 2006-02-02 at 16:41 -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
> Andrew Dunstan <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > As a matter of curiosity, why does ecpg handle dollar quoting like that?
> > psql, for example, happily just passes a dollar quoted string through to
> > the backend, without any need to convert it to a conventionally quoted
> > string.
> 
> Doesn't ecpg have to convert string literals into C string constants?
> 


I believe so. But doesn't it do that by surrounding them with double
quotes, and escaping embedded double quotes (and now newlines) ? The
backend still needs to see what it will accept as a quote delimiter,
surely.

cheers

andrew


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