Spent the day fighting with a database that did not honor "be liberal in what you accept"

To put it bluntly, its escaping not only doesn’t match its docs, but appears to be internally inconsistent. I kept getting errors that google couldn’t really find much on, other than to suggest they were fixed bugs. I might have something to say on that.
Looking forward to the next phase of this work, where we skip this db and focus on kdb+.