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Re: [ELPA] New package: cycle-quotes.el

From: Michael Mauger
Subject: Re: [ELPA] New package: cycle-quotes.el
Date: Sun, 5 Jun 2016 21:05:56 -0700 (MST)

on Sun, Jun 5th at 6:51a, Simen Heggestøyl-2 said:

> It already supports Python's triple quotes by looking for multiple
> successive quote characters.

There are other styles of strings that could be supported. In SQL, there are
several dialect-specific string styles. String terminators and escape
mechanisms are dependent on string introducers and dialect. I wouldn't
expect that you're package would support all of them, but possibly it could
rely upon local buffer variables and mode-specific hooks to provide parsing
and alternative support. 

As examples, 
SQLite: supports single quotes
Postgres: supports single quotes, $$..$$, and $xyz$ .. $xyz$ and other
Oracle (sorry they are the 800lb gorilla when it comes to SQL): supports
single quotes, Q'x .. x' (where x is ), ], }, or > in the terminator if the
first x is (, [, {, or < respectively, or the same character is used in the
start and end otherwise)

The functionality you provide is useful, but making it so that mode-specific
hooks can provide the intelligent details, while your module provides the
engine for cycling and escaping might be a future direction. 

Thanks for your contribution.

Michael Mauger: maintainer sql.el

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