On Feb 8, 2012 5:32 AM, "Tom Lane" <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote: > > Bruce Momjian <br...@momjian.us> writes: > > How do people feel about pulling text out of the SGML docs and loading > > it into the database as table and column comments? > > I'm not thrilled by that proposal. The length limits on comments are > very much shorter than what is sensible to use in catalogs.sgml (at > least if you want the comments to look passable in \d displays). And > I don't want people trying to serve two different use-cases when they > write those.
Yes, I'd rather see longer than shorter descriptions in the docs, and this would turn that backwards... > > Perhaps it'd work to pull column comments from the C header files > --- any same-line comment in catalog/pg_*.h is probably short enough to > serve this purpose usefully. That could work a lot better.. /Magnus