On 01/15/2012 03:51 AM, Magnus Hagander wrote:
I'd like to turn that into one table for each view, with two columns, one being the name the other one being the description. That'll also make it possible to expand on the descriptions without making it completley unreadable, should we want to.
Scott Mead's pg_stat_activity refactoring patch already was forced toward doing something similar for its documentation to be readable (maybe exactly the same as you were thinking, can't tell because my SGML-fu is weak) . I feel doing this for every view in there is inevitable, just a matter of when to bite on the problem. This whole section is barely usable in its current form. I strongly hope the pg_stat_activity patch goes in, which will be close to a compelling event to motivate fixing the rest of them in a similar way. I would advocate leading with that one until it seems right, then adopting the same style of reorg to the rest until they're all converted.
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