Re: IF (NOT) EXISTS in psql-completion

From: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
To: Kyotaro HORIGUCHI <horiguchi(dot)kyotaro(at)lab(dot)ntt(dot)co(dot)jp>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: IF (NOT) EXISTS in psql-completion
Date: 2016-03-16 02:09:59
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On 2/5/16 3:09 AM, Kyotaro HORIGUCHI wrote:
> I considered how to make tab-completion robust for syntactical
> noises, in other words, optional words in syntax. Typically "IF
> (NOT) EXISTS", UNIQUE and TEMPORARY are words that don't affect
> further completion.

To repeat the question I raised in the previous commit fest about tab
completion: Why do you want tab completion for IF NOT EXISTS? When you
tab complete, the completion mechanism will show you whether the item in
question exists. What is the use case?

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