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Re: Explain buffers display units.

From: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Greg Stark <stark(at)mit(dot)edu>
Cc: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>,"<pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>" <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Explain buffers display units.
Date: 2010-02-16 14:36:32
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Greg Stark escribió:
> On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 2:48 AM, Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:

> > Upon further review, I also notice that this patch seems to have
> > falsified the EXPLAIN documentation - both the description of the
> > BUFFERS option and the description of the FORMAT option are no longer
> > accurate
> Oops. Well, I would like to know if I'm in the minority and have to
> roll this back before I fix that.

My personal opinion is that displaying number of blocks in all EXPLAIN
formats is more consistent.  What are you going to do with YAML output
anyway, which is machine readable yet some people prefer over our legacy
text format?

Alvaro Herrera                      
The PostgreSQL Company - Command Prompt, Inc.

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