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Re: Proposal: new border setting in psql

From: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: "D'Arcy J(dot)M(dot) Cain" <darcy(at)druid(dot)net>, Asko Oja <ascoja(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Proposal: new border setting in psql
Date: 2008-08-22 01:19:58
Message-ID: 20080822011958.GY4169@alvh.no-ip.org (view raw or flat)
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Tom Lane escribió:
> "D'Arcy J.M. Cain" <darcy(at)druid(dot)net> writes:
> > On Thu, 21 Aug 2008 23:22:28 +0300
> > "Asko Oja" <ascoja(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
> >> The idea would be to use psql as backend for some other system?
> >> Or what do you mean by fed directly?
> 
> > No, I meant that one would do any ad hoc query and cut and paste the
> > output directly into a tracking tool that supports ReST.
> 
> There's still the question of whether this covers any needs that aren't
> met just as well by XML or CSV output formats.

I think it does -- I used to use the Latex output format for easy cut'n
pasting.  ReST sounds like it serves the same purpose.  If I had had to
use conversion to XML, it would have been rather painful.

What I wonder is whether this should be a border setting or a format
setting.

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Alvaro Herrera                                http://www.CommandPrompt.com/
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