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Re: Concurrent psql patch

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Gregory Stark <stark(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
Cc: "Jim C(dot) Nasby" <decibel(at)decibel(dot)org>, "pgsql-patches" <pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Concurrent psql patch
Date: 2007-05-14 15:03:52
Message-ID: 11752.1179155032@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Gregory Stark <stark(at)enterprisedb(dot)com> writes:
> But these kinds of inconsistent behaviours can be traps for users. It means
> "\c1" and "\c 1" do different things even though "\cpostgres" and \c postgres"
> do the same thing. And it means "\c1" might connect to a database named "1"
> today but switch sessions tomorrow.

The real problem here is trying to overload an existing command name
with too many different meanings.  You need to pick some other name
besides \c.

If you were willing to think of it as "switch session" instead of "connect",
then \S is available ...

			regards, tom lane

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