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Re: Improved \df(+) in psql + backward-compatibility

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>,PostgreSQL Patches <pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org>,PG Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Improved \df(+) in psql + backward-compatibility
Date: 2005-09-23 20:32:05
Message-ID: 200509232032.j8NKW5U11857@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Seems this item will have to remain for 8.2.  I have added this to TODO:

        o Display IN, INOUT, and OUT parameters in \df+

          It probably requires psql to output newlines in the proper
          column, which is already on the TODO list.


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Tom Lane wrote:
> David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org> writes:
> > I've noticed that \df doesn't do quite what it might when a function
> > is created with named input parameters.  Please find enclosed a patch
> > against CVS TIP that does this better.
> 
> Meanwhile, getting back to the actual merits of the patch ... this is
> not right yet, because it will do the wrong thing when there are OUT
> parameters.  (The proargnames array includes both IN and OUT params,
> and you can't assume that proargnames and proargtypes have corresponding
> subscripts.)  It would probably be a good idea to discuss what display
> we want for a function with OUT parameters, anyway.  The strict columnar
> representation that \df currently uses doesn't scale very well :-(
> 
> 			regards, tom lane
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