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Re: Adding a crucial element to an example

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: John Gage <jsmgage(at)numericable(dot)fr>
Cc: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Adding a crucial element to an example
Date: 2010-08-11 21:22:20
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John Gage wrote:
> After the CREATE statement I would simply put:
> INSERT INTO emp VALUES ('Bill', 4200, 45, '(2,1)');
> What that accomplishes is making it so the user can simply copy and  
> paste the entire section and run it in pg_admin.  Then, the user can  
> start fiddling with it as he wants to.
> I know this sounds terribly simple, but simplicity is good,  
> particularly when you're climbing a steep learning curve.  And there  
> is certainly, unequivocally, no harm in simplicity.

Our documentation got this good only through many small improvements
like this.  :-)

  Bruce Momjian  <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>

  + It's impossible for everything to be true. +

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