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Re: \timing on/off

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Heikki Linnakangas" <heikki(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
Cc: "pgsql-patches" <pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: \timing on/off
Date: 2008-06-10 15:02:45
Message-ID: 17614.1213110165@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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"Heikki Linnakangas" <heikki(at)enterprisedb(dot)com> writes:
>> I gather that the conclusion of the thread "Making sure \timing is on", 
>> starting at: 
>> http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-general/2008-05/msg00324.php
>> 
>> was that we should leave \H and \a alone for now, because it's not clear 
>> what "\H off" would do.

Yeah, I think that was the consensus.

>> Here's a patch, based on David's patch, that turns timing into a \pset 
>> variable, and makes \timing an alias for \pset timing. This makes 
>> \timing behave the same as \x.

This seems a bit random to me.  AFAIR all of the \pset properties are
associated with formatting of table output.  \timing doesn't belong.

			regards, tom lane

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