> > FWIW, I also wish we had something better than format() for this stuff. I > did create  towards that end, but it currently depends on some C code, > which is cumbersome.
For the most party, I'm pretty thrilled with format(), though: - I'll admit to being grumpy about the %1$s notation, but I have no better suggestion. - I'd also like it if there were a %I variant that accepted schema qualified names and %I-ed both, though I see the inability to tell the difference between a schema dot and a really-named-that dot. - I'd love it if there were a %C format that took a pg_class oid and formatted the qualified schema name. As it is i just use %s and cast the parameter as ::regclass The design of the "format" function is not closed. Try to send prototype and patch. The possibility to do PostgreSQL customization was strong reason why we didn't implemented "sprintf" and we implemented "format". Regards Pavel