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..


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