On Sun, Jan 3, 2016 at 4:36 AM, Andreas Karlsson <andr...@proxel.se> wrote: > psql's "\x auto" is a nice feature, but it is made much less useful in my > opinion due to the expanded output format making query plans unreadable (and > query plans often end up using expanded display due to their width). I think > we should never use the expanded format for EXPLAIN output in the "\x auto" > mode, since even when the wrapped format is used the query plans are very > hard to read. > > I see two ways to fix this. > > 1) Never use expanded display for the case where there is only one column. > There seems to me like there is little value in using expanded display for > when you only have one column, but I may be missing some use case here. > > 2) Explicitly detect (for example based on the headers) that the result is a > query plan and if so disable expanded display. > > I have attached a trivial patch for each solution.
Committed #1 after updating the comments and adding documentation. -- Robert Haas EnterpriseDB: http://www.enterprisedb.com The Enterprise PostgreSQL Company -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers