Tom Lane wrote:
Andrew Dunstan <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
The consequence will be, though, that psql will accept a syntax for "\copy (query) ..." that the corresponding backend command would reject were we not transforming it. That strikes me as potentially confusing.

Perhaps.  What about plan B: remove the legacy syntax support in \copy?
IIRC it has not been documented since 7.2, so maybe we can finally throw
it overboard.  Thoughts?


I like it for 8.3 - but maybe my present patch would be better for 8.2, as it involves less behaviour change.



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