"Daniel Verite" <dan...@manitou-mail.org> writes: > Dean Rasheed wrote: >> I don't think we should allow sorting colV values client-side, >> overriding a server-side ORDER BY clause in the query.
> I shared that opinion until (IIRC) the v8 or v9 of the patch. > Most of the evolution of this patch has been to go > from no client-side sorting option at all, to the full range > of possibilities, ascending or descending, and in both > vertical and horizontal directions. I haven't been paying attention to this thread ... but it is sure sounding like this feature has gotten totally out of hand. Suggest reconsidering your design goals. > Or said otherwise, having the [+/-] colV sorting is a way to > avoid the question: > "we can sort the horizontal header, so why can't we sort the > vertical header just the same?" I would turn that around, and ask why not remove *both* those things. I do not think we want any client-side sorting in this feature at all, because the minute you have any such thing, you are going to have an absolutely never-ending stream of demands for more sorting features: multi column, numeric vs text, ASC vs DESC, locale-aware, etc etc etc. I'd rather reject the feature altogether than expect that psql is going to have to grow all of that. regards, tom lane -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers