Re: XML ouput for psql

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: greg(at)turnstep(dot)com, pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: XML ouput for psql
Date: 2003-03-17 22:59:15
Message-ID: 12243.1047941955@sss.pgh.pa.us
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Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
> I like the idea of doing XML in psql --- it seems like a natural place
> for it.

Not really; what of applications other than shell scripts that would
like to get XML-formatted output?

There was some talk in the FE/BE protocol thread of adding hooks to
support more than one output format from the backend. Much of the
infrastructure already exists (see DestReceiver in the backend); we
just need an agreement on the protocol. On the whole I'd rather see
it done that way than burying the logic in psql.

regards, tom lane

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