On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 02:03, Greg Smith <g...@2ndquadrant.com> wrote:
> On 01/15/2012 12:20 PM, Tom Lane wrote:
>> Please follow the style already used for system catalogs; ie I think
>> there should be a summary table with one entry per view, and then a
>> separate description and table-of-columns for each view.
> Yes, that's a perfect precedent.  I think the easiest path forward here is
> to tweak the updated pg_stat_activity documentation, since that's being
> refactoring first anyway.  That can be reformatted until it looks just like
> the system catalog documentation.  And then once that's done, the rest of
> them can be converted over to follow the same style.  I'd be willing to work
> on doing that in a way that improves what is documented, too.  The
> difficulty of working with the existing tables has been the deterrent for
> improving that section to me.

I've applied a patch that does this now. Hopefully, I didn't create
too many spelling errors or such :-)

I also applied a separate patch that folded the list of functions into
the list of views, since that's where they are called, as a way to
reduce duplicate documentation. I did it as a spearate patch to make
it easier to back out if people think that was a bad idea...

I didn't add any new documentation at this point - I wanted to get
this patch in before it starts conflicting with work others are
potentially doing. I also noticed there were some stats functions that
were undocumented - the view fields were listed, but not the functions
themselves. I haven't added those either...

 Magnus Hagander
 Me: http://www.hagander.net/
 Work: http://www.redpill-linpro.com/

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