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Re: Showing index details with \d on psql

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: Christopher Kings-Lynne <chriskl(at)familyhealth(dot)com(dot)au>, Greg Sabino Mullane <greg(at)turnstep(dot)com>, pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Showing index details with \d on psql
Date: 2001-10-15 19:26:11
Message-ID: 21249.1003173971@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net> writes:
> Christopher Kings-Lynne writes:
>> Quick question - where are all these handy 'pg_get_indexdef' and friends
>> functions documented???

> I think they aren't documented because we'd rather not have them exposed
> to users, since they might change whenever it seems convenient.  Whether
> this is a good strategy is another question.

My take is that they aren't documented because Jan didn't bother to
document them :-(.  I think we're much better off encouraging
applications to use these functions rather than burrowing around
in the system catalogs for themselves, which seems the only alternative.

			regards, tom lane

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