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Re: [HACKERS] Autocomplete <TAB> on Postgres7.4beta5 not working?

From: Joe Conway <mail(at)joeconway(dot)com>
To: Alvaro Herrera Munoz <alvherre(at)dcc(dot)uchile(dot)cl>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>,Gaetano Mendola <mendola(at)bigfoot(dot)com>, pgsql-bugs(at)postgreSQL(dot)org,pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org, Ian Barwick <barwick(at)gmx(dot)net>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Autocomplete <TAB> on Postgres7.4beta5 not working?
Date: 2003-10-28 22:51:51
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Alvaro Herrera Munoz wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 28, 2003 at 04:48:59PM -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
>>AFAICT there was no discussion about this issue when the patch was
>>proposed and applied.  But now that the point is raised I have to say
>>that I don't like this change.  I don't think system catalogs should be
>>excluded from tab completion.  They never were before 7.4, and I have
>>not seen anyone complaining about that, other than Ian.
> 
> I found it very irritating at first, but when I discovered that I could
> tab my way to syscatalogs by using "pg_catalog." as prefix, I started
> feeling it was actually a nice behavior.
> 

I found it similarly irritating at first, and it continues to irritate 
me. But that may be because I use system tables more frequently than the 
average Joe ;-)

I guess I'd be happy to see tab completion reinstated for system tables 
(except toast tables as Tom suggested nearby), but I don't feel 
particularly zealous about it.

Joe


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