On 12/22/2011 01:05 PM, Tom Lane wrote:
Robert Haas<robertmh...@gmail.com> writes:
On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 1:51 PM, Andrew Dunstan<and...@dunslane.net> wrote:
The simple solution I originally proposed to put a line feed and some space
before every target field in pretty print mode. This is a two line patch.
The downsides are a) maybe not everyone will like the change and b) it will
produce superfluous newlines, e.g. before CASE expressions.
With regard to (a), specifically, you won't like this change if your
column names are things like "bob" and "sam", because you'll burn
through an inordinate amount of vertical space.
Yeah. I'm not exactly thrilled with (b), either, if it's a consequence
of a change whose only excuse for living is to make the output look
nicer. Random extra newlines don't look nicer to me.
It has always seemed to me that a sensible strategy here would be to
try to produce output that looks good in 80 columns,
Maybe, though I fear it might complicate the ruleutils code a bit.
You'd probably have to build the output for a column first and then
see how long it is before deciding whether to insert a newline.
In short, I don't mind trying to make this work better, but I think it
will take more work than a two-line patch.
OK. Let me whip something up. I had already come to the conclusion you
did about how best to do this.
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