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Re: lock listing

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Neil Conway <nconway(at)klamath(dot)dyndns(dot)org>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>,PostgreSQL Patches <pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: lock listing
Date: 2002-07-23 23:59:15
Message-ID: 200207232359.g6NNxFq11969@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Neil Conway wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 23, 2002 at 05:52:39PM -0400, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > I agree with Peter that it is better to rename it pg_lock*.  The show
> > isn't needed and it makes it look more like our other system info
> > tables.
> 
> Well, it's not a system info table -- it's a built-in function, and I'm
> not aware of any naming conventions for those. Personally, I find it a
> bit confusing to do:
> 
>     SELECT * FROM pg_tables;
>     SELECT * FROM pg_class;
>     /* ... */
>     SELECT * FROM pg_locks();
> 
> However, I'm not really worried about the name, so I've changed it
> to pg_locks() -- a revised patch is attached.

Oh, I see.  Should we make it appear as a table rather than a function? 
Does that make any sense?

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