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Re: Proposal: new border setting in psql

From: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Joshua Drake <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: Jaime Casanova <jcasanov(at)systemguards(dot)com(dot)ec>, "D'Arcy J(dot)M(dot) Cain" <darcy(at)druid(dot)net>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Greg Smith <gsmith(at)gregsmith(dot)com>, Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>, Asko Oja <ascoja(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Proposal: new border setting in psql
Date: 2008-08-29 16:44:13
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Joshua Drake escribió:

> I am trying to understand why we are having a client do this? If you
> want some other type of output, script it.

Convenience.  If we had real rst output, we could just copy'n paste into
Trac or other systems.

Convenience is why we have psql at all.  Otherwise, surely everybody
could script the DDL commands that we now use in \d.  It's simply a
matter of echo and netcat, after all.

Alvaro Herrera                      
The PostgreSQL Company - Command Prompt, Inc.

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