On Sat, Aug 6, 2016 at 01:00:15PM +0100, Andrew Gierth wrote: > >>>>> "Bruce" == Bruce Momjian <br...@momjian.us> writes: > > >> As far as I understood Andrew's use case, he was specifically *not* > >> interested in a complete representation of an index definition, but > >> rather about whether it had certain properties that would be of > >> interest to query-constructing applications. > > Well, I wouldn't limit it to query-constructing applications. > > I'll give another random example that I thought of. Suppose an > administrative GUI (I have no idea if any of the existing GUIs do this) > has an option to do CLUSTER on a table; how should it know which indexes > to offer the user to cluster on, without access to amclusterable? > > Bruce> Would it be helpful to output an array of strings representing > Bruce> the index definition? > > Why would that help, if the point is to enable programmatic access to > information?
I was thinking an array of strings would avoid problems in having to re-scan the output for tokens. -- Bruce Momjian <br...@momjian.us> http://momjian.us EnterpriseDB http://enterprisedb.com + As you are, so once was I. As I am, so you will be. + + Ancient Roman grave inscription + -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers