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Re: failure and silence of SQL commands

From: Michael Swierczek <mike(dot)swierczek(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: John Payne <jcpayne(at)uw(dot)edu>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: failure and silence of SQL commands
Date: 2011-04-28 18:04:43
Message-ID: BANLkTi=qN4-RLeaTz=e3Hb-mXmQPkiLtbA@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 1:21 PM, John Payne <jcpayne(at)uw(dot)edu> wrote:
> Thank you both very much for your help; that was the problem.  Stupid of me
> (the answer came to me in the shower this morning as well).  If anyone out
> there in the developer community is listening, may I respectfully suggest
> that PSQL’s behavior --- to return nothing when Enter is hit – is
> pathological.  It would be so simple to return a message like ”Waiting for
> the end of the statement…” and it would save novices like me a lot of very
> unhappy hours.
>

You're more ambitious than I was.  When I started using PostgreSQL I
found psql intimidating so I used pgAdmin3 whenever possible.
pgAdmin3 is excellent and in my opinion much more friendly to us
novices than psql.  Good luck.

Regards,
Mike

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