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Re: failure and silence of SQL commands

From: Leif Biberg Kristensen <leif(at)solumslekt(dot)org>
To: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: failure and silence of SQL commands
Date: 2011-04-28 18:41:18
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On Thursday 28 April 2011 20:30:24 Tom Lane wrote:
> Robert Poor <rdpoor(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
> > On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 10:40, Leif Biberg Kristensen
> > 
> > <leif(at)solumslekt(dot)org> wrote:
> >> Your suggestion is, frankly said, ridiculous.
> > 
> > Gosh, Leif, where's the love?   We were all novices once upon a time.
> Yeah, and John's not exactly the first person to forget a semicolon.
> I don't much like his proposed solution, because it would degrade from
> "useful" to "incredibly irritating" after just a few minutes, or at
> least it would as soon as you knew enough SQL to be entering multiline
> queries.  But it's worth thinking about how to respond to the problem.

I remember, back in the Stone Age, my first word processor had 4 levels of help 
which could be changed by the user as he grew more proficient. Maybe a distinct 
"Novice mode" in psql with the proposed kind of chatter could ease the 
learning curve for the command-line challenged.

regards, Leif.

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