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Re: Patch to change psql default banner v6

From: Guillaume Lelarge <guillaume(at)lelarge(dot)info>
To: Bryce Nesbitt <bryce2(at)obviously(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Patch to change psql default banner v6
Date: 2008-05-20 20:23:19
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Bryce Nesbitt a écrit :
> Guillaume Lelarge wrote:
>> Here is a patch that tries to implement this. Meta-commands should 
>> work from 7.4 to 8.4-devel releases. It was not hard to do, and I 
>> don't think it really is a burden to maintain.
>> One part left to fix is \du and \dg commands. I would be glad to 
>> continue to work on this but I would prefer to have comments before.
> Good work!  I submitted a similar patch also.

Yes, I've seen that.

> For your patch I have one critique: the version sensitive code is 
> scattered all through describe.c.  Are there opportunities to apply some 
> tests at a higher level (reducing the number of tests), or gather the 
> tests into an easily maintainable chunk?

I can't find an easy way to do this. And question is: is it really 
interesting to do this? I'm not sure it's worth it. If you want to work 
on this and patch my patch, you're welcome :)

> The cleaner it is, the more likely future patchers will continue to 
> maintain compatibility.


Attached is a new version of the patch. It fixes a few issues when one 
adds a pattern to metacommands.



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