Gregory Stark <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> "Tom Lane" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
>> 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. 

[ shrug... ]  And of course, shoving a large quantity of padding spaces
through the software has zero cost.

                        regards, tom lane

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