Re: MySQL-ism help patch for psql

From: "Ross J(dot) Reedstrom" <reedstrm(at)rice(dot)edu>
To: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: MySQL-ism help patch for psql
Date: 2010-01-25 16:49:55
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On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 06:06:53PM +0200, Alastair Bell Turner wrote:
> without having to add a switch to their command lines. It's not going
> to have anything to say to experienced psql users anyway so it would
> probably not bug anyone enough to turn it off.

I would so use this feature going the other way: fire up comfortable
psql and see what mysql command I need to type ... Having it in the
interface (behind \help [mysql|oracle|firebird|mssql|..] seems reasonable
to me, given how much info we already have in \help. I find the basic
BNF help for SQL syntax still useful reminder, and know to go to the
actual docs when there's not enough there. So a quick mapping of
most-needed commands, and a pointer to the docs for the full
ramifications and subtle differences seems to fit the existing
documentation module.

Ross Reedstrom, Ph.D. reedstrm(at)rice(dot)edu
Systems Engineer & Admin, Research Scientist phone: 713-348-6166
The Connexions Project fax: 713-348-3665
Rice University MS-375, Houston, TX 77005
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