"Tom Lane" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> "Simon Riggs" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
>> Feedback from someone else looking to the problem last year. IIRC there
>> was a feeling that if we didn't have to search for delimiters the COPY
>> FROM input parsing could be easier.
> Of what use is the above comment?  You have to parse the input into
> fields somehow.

Well those two requirements aren't inconsistent if you're using fixed-width
input text files. Not that I'm enamoured of such file formats, just saying. 

The only file formats I ever wanted when I was doing this kind of stuff is tab
separated, all the others (comma separated and (egads) *pipe* separated?!) are
just disasters.

  Gregory Stark
  EnterpriseDB          http://www.enterprisedb.com

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