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Re: expanded \df+ display broken in beta4

From: Michael Paesold <mpaesold(at)gmx(dot)at>
To: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>,pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: expanded \df+ display broken in beta4
Date: 2005-10-26 14:48:05
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Bruce Momjian wrote:
> Michael Paesold wrote:
> 
>>Tom Lane wrote:
>>
>>>"Michael Paesold" <mpaesold(at)gmx(dot)at> writes:
>>>
>>>>Robert Treat wrote:
>>>>
>>>>>ISTM even a GUC to enable/disable would have been better scheme than
>>>>>what we have now; we are basically leaving no options for those who
>>>>>found the old behavior useful, while what we had before would at least
>>>>>let people switch back and forth. 
>>>
>>>>I think Robert is right here and the new behaviour is a step backwards.
>>>
>>>Should we revert the patch for the time being, and take another go at it
>>>in 8.2?

> One idea is to hack \d not to honor \x, and let the others honor it.
> That would probably hit most of the cases people will use in 8.1.
> 
> In fact, \d is pretty special because it is more of a group of outputs,
> unlike \df, which is a single table output.

+1 from me. That seems like a workable compromise and should probably 
meet the needs of the author of the patch to change the \x behavior.

Best Regards,
Michael Paesold

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