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Re: psql backslash consistency

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>,Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>,Greg Sabino Mullane <greg(at)turnstep(dot)com>, pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: psql backslash consistency
Date: 2005-05-27 20:35:58
Message-ID: 200505272035.j4RKZwW04686@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> Robert Treat wrote:
> > > I see hardly any use case for showing only user-defined functions
> > > or types by default.  I think consistency is not necessarily
> > > desirable here.
> >
> > See the archives for previous discussion and/or use cases.
> 
> I didn't find any.  Nevertheless, while there are undoubtedly some uses 
> for everything, making this the default behavior does not seem 
> acceptable.

I think the logical issue is that a database with no user tables is
useless/empty, so showing only user tables makes sense, while a database
with no user functions is still useful, and in fact I would think most
databases have no user functions.

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