[ sorry for ignoring this over the weekend --- I wasn't feeling very well ]

Andrew Dunstan <and...@dunslane.net> writes:
> On 02/11/2012 03:22 PM, Tom Lane wrote:
>> I'm inclined to think that this is auto_explain's error, not that of
>> the core code, ie we should be changing the output.

> Well, maybe this is more to your taste, although it strikes me as more 
> than something of a kludge. At least it's short :-)

I see you've already committed this, but I agree that it's quite a

After looking a bit more at the existing explain code, it seems like the
critical issue is that explain.c has ExplainOpenGroup/ExplainCloseGroup
calls around the ExplainPrintPlan call (see ExplainOnePlan), while
auto_explain does not.  I did not like your originally proposed patch
because it seemed to introduce yet another formatting concept into code
that has already got a few too many.  But couldn't we fix this by
exporting ExplainOpenGroup/ExplainCloseGroup and then calling those from

                        regards, tom lane

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