> -----Original Message-----
> From: Greg Copeland [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] 
> Sent: 13 January 2003 20:56
> To: Robert Treat
> Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; PostgresSQL Hackers Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [HACKERS] \d type queries - why not views in 
> system catalog?!?
> Oh!
> That's an excellent idea.  Seemingly addresses the issue and 
> has value-add.  I'm not aware of any gotchas here.  Is there 
> something that is being overlooked?

Why use functions instead of views? Most UIs will want to format the
output as they see fit so a recordset would be the appropriate output.
Yes, a function could do this, but surely views would be simpler to
implement and maintain.

Regards, Dave.

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