On Thu, 9 Jan 2003, Bruce Momjian wrote:

> Rod Taylor wrote:
> > I'd tend to switch it to store \E QUERY BUFFER in the history, and
> > possibly remove the ability to use \e by itself -- or make \E FILENAME
> > and \e QUERY BUFFER.
> > 
> > Since the use of \e isn't likely to be used in a programmatic
> > (automated) way, but only by users who could quickly figure it out.
> I don't think it makes sense to remove \e just to add history
> functionality.

I agree. Also more people would type \e than they would \E. Also they are
used to having \e available. Adding the functionality to the history is
useful, but we shouldn't change things too much.

I currently think that if \e is typed on it's own, then \E QUERY BUFFER 
goes into the history. Keep the existing behaviour of \e FILENAME the 
same. I'd doubt that a user would type \E QUERY BUFFER themselves often 
(if at all).


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