D'Arcy J.M. Cain wrote:
On Thu, 21 Aug 2008 21:04:07 -0400
"D'Arcy J.M. Cain" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
There's still the question of whether this covers any needs that aren't
met just as well by XML or CSV output formats.
Well, we could remove all the display formats except XML.  After all,
it can always be converted to any other format.  Of course we wouldn't
do that. User convenience is all I'm thinking of.

Well, Tom has raised a question about its need and Asko has questioned
whether it should be under a different setting but so far no one has
outright rejected the proposal.  Does anyone else have an opinion?  I am
attaching a patch for further review.

In general I think I prefer machine readable formats to be produces by the backend so they are available through all clients, not just psql.

That said, this has sufficiently low impact that I'm not going to be vastly upset if we let it through.

I think we should probably confine ourselves to output formats that are in very wide use or we'll be supporting a vast multitude. CSV and XML both qualify here - not sure that ReST does.



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