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 17:00:54
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On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 10:49:55AM -0600, Ross J. Reedstrom wrote:
> 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

Well, behind \migrate or some other word as others have, since I see
\help is just the SQL help I so praised.

Ross Reedstrom, Ph.D. reedstrm(at)rice(dot)edu
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