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Re: Suggestion on reorganizing functions

From: Jeff <threshar(at)torgo(dot)978(dot)org>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>,Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Suggestion on reorganizing functions
Date: 2004-08-10 14:03:29
Message-ID: 0EB06A3F-EAD6-11D8-86DE-000393D1F76E@torgo.978.org (view raw or flat)
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On Aug 9, 2004, at 8:20 PM, Tom Lane wrote:

> David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org> writes:
>> I think Jeff's original point was that he wanted some kind of index
>> for all functions, not just ones you already know how to classify.
>
> I thought his point was that he didn't fully know how the docs have
> already classified functions, and therefore didn't know which page to
> look on to find a given one.  This seems a legitimate gripe to me, and
> one that can be cured with a more complete index.
>

Exactly.

or if you are trying to remember a function - say "Oh whats that thing? 
Colace? Coerce? [scrolls] Ahh! Coalesce!"

The trouble seems to be getting that list automatically generated from 
the existing SGML.

--
Jeff Trout <jeff(at)jefftrout(dot)com>
http://www.jefftrout.com/
http://www.stuarthamm.net/


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