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Re: MySQL-ism help patch for psql

From: Baron Schwartz <baron(at)xaprb(dot)com>
To: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
Cc: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>, "Alastair \"Bell\" Turner" <thebellhead(at)gmail(dot)com>, Cédric Villemain <cedric(dot)villemain(dot)debian(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: MySQL-ism help patch for psql
Date: 2010-01-27 02:21:32
Message-ID: 4cfa0b031001261821k19ddc802pe86ab29e4c24d5ed@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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Josh,

On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 1:47 PM, Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com> wrote:
>
>>> My problem with this whole idea is that it seems to be very MySQL-specific.
>>> Why aren't we providing help for users migrating from Oracle, Sybase,
>>> Informix, Ingres, DB2, SQLServer and Firebird, to name but a few? And if we
>>> turn all those on by default, we'll have a pretty horrible banner when
>>> starting psql.
>
> We should do all of those.  However, we have to start somewhere.
>
> Therefore, I like the idea of having a switch, like:
> \advice mysql
> \advice db2
> etc.
>
> ALSO, I'll point out that a page in our official documentation with
> extensive docs on commands and migration issues would be far more
> helpful than any amount of psql messages.  Just sayin'.

Hypothetically, if I had time to help with something like that, is
there a wiki or something where I could help draft it, without needing
to get all elbows-deep into the documentation itself?

Baron

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