On 2017-02-03 08:16, Corey Huinker wrote:
1. Well, with this amount of interactive output it is impossible to get
stuck without knowing :)
This is good. Still, it would be an improvement to be able to break out
of an inactive \if-branch
with Ctrl-C. (I noticed that inside an active branch it is already
'\endif' is too long to type, /and/ you have to know it.
2. Inside an \if block \q should be given precedence and cause a direct
exit of psql (or at the
very least exit the if block(s)), as in regular SQL statements
(compare: 'select * from t \q' which will immediately exit psql --
this is good. )
3. I think the 'barking' is OK because interactive use is certainly not
the first use-case.
But nonetheless it could be made a bit more terse without losing its
The interactive behavior is now:
# \if 1
entered if: active, executing commands
# \elif 0
entered elif: inactive, ignoring commands
entered else: inactive, ignoring commands
exited if: active, executing commands
It really is a bit too wordy, IMHO; I would say, drop all 'entered',
'active', and 'inactive' words.
That leaves it plenty clear what's going on.
That would make those lines:
if: executing commands
elif: ignoring commands
else: ignoring commands
(or alternatively, just mention 'if: active' or 'elif: inactive',
etc., which has the advantage of being shorter)
5. A real bug, I think:
unrecognized value "asdasd" for "\if <expr>": boolean expected
inside inactive branch, command ignored.
That 'unrecognized value' message is fair enough but it is
counterintuitive that after an erroneous opening \if-expression, the
if-modus should be entered into. ( and now I have to type \endif
6. About the help screen:
There should be an empty line above 'Conditionals' to visually divide it
from other help items.
The indenting of the new block is incorrect: the lines that start with
fprintf(output, _(" \\
are indented to the correct level; the other lines are indented 1 place
The help text has a few typos (some multiple times):
queires -> queries
exectue -> execute
subsequennt -> subsequent
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