On Thu, 2003-01-09 at 10:12, Justin Clift wrote:
> Bruce Momjian wrote:
> <snip>
> > Let's suppose I am writing a query, and then I do \e to edit the query,
> > and I exit the editor and return to psql.  Suppose I decide I want to
> > reedit, so I up arrow.  I would expect to get \e, not the query I just
> > edited, no?
> Wouldn't it depend on how this gets implemented?
> Maybe least negative impact approach (suggested already): If the "large 
> command that was edited" is put in the command history before the \e, 
> then both are available and there is no big change from "expected 
> behaviour".

We could always create a new command that edits a query buffer rather
than file



So, history of:
\E SELECT .......

Selecting this would fire off an editor based on the query to the right
of the command, much as \e FILENAME opens an editor based on the file to
the right of the command.

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