On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 11:32 AM, Magnus Hagander <mag...@hagander.net> wrote: > On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 14:36, Robert Haas <robertmh...@gmail.com> wrote: >> On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 5:22 AM, Magnus Hagander <mag...@hagander.net> wrote: >>> The problem with a separate column is that it makes the table very >>> wide (some of those functions have very long name). >> >> Yeah, that's one thing I don't like about what you actually did, >> either - it made some of the tables much wider. > > Uh, can you give me an example of one? While they will all become > wider if you actually need to, I don't see any of those tables as wide > enough to cause any trouble that automatic linebreaks don't fix?
It's not so much that they become wide enough to line-wrap; it's just that it's harder to read. For example, table 27-5, pg_stat_database_conflicts view, is now about twice the width that it was before, and the additional sentence is mostly junk, because 95% of people reading this won't care a whit. Plus, for those who do care, the phrasing of the sentence (this value can also be returned directly...) isn't really altogether clear, at least IMHO. -- Robert Haas EnterpriseDB: http://www.enterprisedb.com The Enterprise PostgreSQL Company -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers