On Sat, Mar 29, 2014 at 06:16:19PM -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> Bruce Momjian <br...@momjian.us> writes:
> > Are you saying most people like "Has OIDs: yes", or the idea of just
> > displaying _a_ line if there are OIDs?  Based on default_with_oids,
> > perhaps we should display "With OIDs".
> > I agree it is no unanimous.  I am curious how large the majority has to
> > be to change a psql display value.
> What I actually suggested was not *changing* the line when it's to be
> displayed, but suppressing it in the now-standard case where there's no
> OIDs.
> Personally I find the argument that backwards compatibility must be
> preserved to be pretty bogus; we have no hesitation in changing the
> output of \d anytime we add a new feature.  So I don't think there's
> a good compatibility reason why the line has to be spelled exactly
> "Has OIDs: yes" --- but there is a consistency reason, which is that
> everything else we print in this part of the \d output is of the form
> "label: info".

Ah, now I understand it --- you can argue that the new "Replica
Identity" follows the same pattern, showing only for non-defaults (or at
least it will once I commit the pending patch to do that).

  Bruce Momjian  <br...@momjian.us>        http://momjian.us
  EnterpriseDB                             http://enterprisedb.com

  + Everyone has their own god. +

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