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Re: [HACKERS] Re: interactive pgsql book

From: Vince Vielhaber <vev(at)michvhf(dot)com>
To: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: "Poul L(dot) Christiansen" <plc(at)faroenet(dot)fo>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>, PostgreSQL-documentation <docs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Re: interactive pgsql book
Date: 2000-05-24 16:02:37
Message-ID: Pine.BSF.4.21.0005241158310.43968-100000@paprika.michvhf.com (view raw or flat)
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On Wed, 24 May 2000, Bruce Momjian wrote:

> That is quite interesting.  Let me CC this over to the hackers/docs
> lists to see if we want to do this for our main docs.
> 
> As for my book, I want those messages sent to me so I can fix them or
> add information to the book.  I think maybe we want the same thing for
> the manuals.  We want to get suggestions so we can compile them into the
> manuals and add to them, rather than having comments, but I am
> interested to hear what others say.

By "interactive" I ass/u/me Poul is referring to PHP's annotated manual.
I've found that to save me HOURS due to oddball little quirks that someone
else discovered first and noted in the annotated docs.

I'd not only support this, if it's wanted I'll make sure it's implemented.

Vince.

> 
> > Hi
> > 
> > First: I'm looking forward to buying the PostreSQL book when it's
> > published.
> > 
> > Have you thought about making the book interactive, so other people can
> > contribute/discuss to the book.
> > It can be made with PHP4 and PostreSQL 7 - of course :-)
> > 
> > You could possibly remove irrelevant/annoying postings.
> > 
> > The book would be better, because you'd get more feedback.
> > 
> > Look at this as an example:
> > http://www.php.net/manual/ref.pgsql.php
> > 
> > What do you think?
> > 
> > I'm not a PHP programmer, but I've just managed to make a query to
> > PostgreSQL using PHP :-)
> > On the other hand, I'm a experienced Cold Fusion programmer, so it will
> > be easy to learn PHP.
> > 
> > I wouldn't mind using some of my spare time to implement this neat
> > function.
> > 
> > Poul L. Christiansen
> > 
> > 
> 
> 
> 

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