On Sat, May 26, 2012 at 12:43:40PM -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us> writes:
> > On Sat, May 26, 2012 at 05:39:23PM +0200, Pavel Stehule wrote:
> >> I proposed new psql's format "shell". This format is optimized for
> >> processing returned result in shell:
> > I am unclear exactly how this relates to shells.
> What I'm unclear on is why we'd want to encourage that style of
> programming. The most charitable prediction of performance is that it
> would suck --- not only do you have all the inefficiencies inherent in
> row-by-row result processing with a shell script, but you're forcing a
> separate database connection for each query. And I don't actually see
> where it would be especially convenient to use, compared to say perl
> or python or other scripting languages. I'd rather see us worrying
> about the convenience of cases like
Wouldn't you just us unaligned mode for this, and set IFS to '|'?
$ psql --no-align --tuples-only -c 'SELECT 1,2' test
$ export IFS="|"
$ IFS='|' sql --no-align --tuples-only -c 'SELECT 1,2' test |
while read x y; do echo $x; echo $y; done
Are you worried about pipes in data? Does you idea fix this?
Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us> http://momjian.us
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