On Sun, Jul 18, 2010 at 11:58 AM, Andres Freund <and...@anarazel.de> wrote:
> On Sunday 18 July 2010 20:39:07 Dimitri Fontaine wrote:
>> GROUP BY tablename
>>   HAVING array_agg(attributes) @> array['date'::regtype, 'time'::regtype];
> Why is that in *any* way better than
> FROM meta.tables
> ...
> Oh. The second looks like something I know. Oh. My editor maybe as well? Oh.
> And some other tools also?
> Your syntax also forgets that maybe I only need a subset of the information.
> I am quite a bit surprised about all this discussion. I have a very hard time
> we will find anything people agree about and can remember well enough to be
> usefull for both manual and automatic processing.
> I agree that the internal pg_* tables are not exactly easy to query. And that
> the information_schema. ones arent complete enough and have enough concept
> mismatch to be confusing. But why all this?
> Andres

Do you have an alternative suggestion for emulating
"DESC object"?

Make a user friendly interface is not easy, but it sure as heck is important.

Rob Wultsch

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