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Re: [BUGS] Bug #718: request for improvement of /? to

From: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)atentus(dot)com>
To: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Harald Armin Massa <ghum(at)gmx(dot)net>,PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [BUGS] Bug #718: request for improvement of /? to
Date: 2002-08-27 21:07:27
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Bruce Momjian dijo: 

> Folks, I discussed with Harald a month ago how to improve the psql \?
> display.  I have implemented his idea of mentioning '+' for the options
> that can use it, and that is in CVS.
> His other idea is to group the backslash commands into sections, so they
> are not all one big alphabetical list.
> How do people like the idea of grouping them?  I would do it in psql \?
> and in the psql manual page.

I think the grouping improves usability in general; however, the list
you propose below is too long.  Maybe having a "table of contents" with
the groups and allow \? to take an argument?

Alvaro Herrera (<alvherre[a]>)
"Aprende a avergonzarte mas ante ti que ante los demas" (Democrito)

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