Re: Patch to change psql default banner v6

From: daveg <daveg(at)sonic(dot)net>
To: Ron Mayer <rm_pg(at)cheapcomplexdevices(dot)com>
Cc: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>, "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>, pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Patch to change psql default banner v6
Date: 2008-05-15 20:26:50
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On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 10:20:53AM -0700, Ron Mayer wrote:
> Alvaro Herrera wrote:
> >Andrew Dunstan wrote:
> >
> >>Welcome to UI development. There is always *far* more argument of minor
> >>matters of appearance than over anything else, in my experience.
> >
> >Which is a good thing (in this case at least), because otherwise we
> >would end up with a crappy UI just because a single person thinks it's
> >"good enough".
> This makes me think we shouldn't be hard-coding anything at all
> as the welcome message; but rather having a default .psqlrc
> in much the same way that that there's a default /etc/bash.bashrc
> and /etc/csh.login.
> Within that default .psqlrc we can put
> \qecho "Whatever the default message is"
> or
> select "my message "+version();
> to create the default, but then anyone with their own .psqlrc
> can re-define it to whatever they think is a "good enough" UI.

Including no banner at all please.

David Gould daveg(at)sonic(dot)net 510 536 1443 510 282 0869
If simplicity worked, the world would be overrun with insects.

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