2015-11-05 7:39 GMT+01:00 Craig Ringer <cr...@2ndquadrant.com>:

> On 5 November 2015 at 05:22, Pavel Stehule <pavel.steh...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > If I understand to text on wiki, the name is used for tool, that can do
> > little bit more things, but it is often used for this technique (so it is
> > much better than "rotate"). I don't understand well, why "crosstab" is
> too
> > wrong name. This is pretty similar to COPY - and I know, so in first
> minutes
> > hard to explain this difference between COPY and \copy to beginners, but
> > after day of using there is not any problem.
> I see constant confusion between \copy and COPY. It's a really good
> reason NOT to overload other psql commands IMO.

but crosstab is one old function from old extension with unfriendly design.
When we support PIVOT/UNPIVOT - the crosstab function will be obsolete. It
is not often used command.



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