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Re: [GENERAL] COPY command documentation

From: Scott Marlowe <smarlowe(at)g2switchworks(dot)com>
To: David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>
Cc: Jim Nasby <jnasby(at)pervasive(dot)com>, Oisin Glynn <me(at)oisinglynn(dot)com>, pgsql general <pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org>, PostgreSQL Docs <pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [GENERAL] COPY command documentation
Date: 2006-03-23 20:14:17
Message-ID: 1143144857.17999.89.camel@state.g2switchworks.com (view raw or flat)
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On Thu, 2006-03-23 at 14:12, David Fetter wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 23, 2006 at 07:00:13PM +0100, Jim Nasby wrote:
> > On Mar 23, 2006, at 4:08 PM, Oisin Glynn wrote:
> > 
> > >I just discovered that the comments from 8.0 had the answer I was  
> > >looking for but these comments are not in the 8.1 docs. Should the  
> > >comments be rolled forward as new versions are created? Or if valid  
> > >comments added to the docs themselves?
> > >
> > >http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.1/interactive/sql-copy.html
> > >
> > >http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.0/interactive/sql-copy.html
> > 
> > No, comments don't roll forward.
> 
> ...and it's unlikely that they will, now or later, without somebody
> whose whole job is to monitor those comments and make patches.
> 
> I'd like to make a Modest Proposalâ„¢:  Let's take down the interactive
> documents and, in their place, put up a request that doc patches be
> sent to -docs.

Heck, why not a form that does it for somebody, takes their email
address, and possibly even enrolls them in the -docs newsgroup.  It
can't be that hard to code up.

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