Michael Paquier <michael.paqu...@gmail.com> writes:
> On Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 9:19 AM, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote:
>> Existing style is mostly to inject relkind values into constructed
>> query strings using %c.  I did not bother to touch places that did it
>> like that, but really a better technique is to stringify the RELKIND
>> macro, at least in places where you'd want single quotes around the
>> code character.  That avoids any runtime effort and keeps the RELKIND
>> symbol close to where it's used.

> I have been wondering about the lack of readability with those
> hardcoded relkinds in the code for some time but... Wouldn't it be
> better to change as well psql's describe.c and tab_complete.c, as well
> as pg_upgrade and initdb code?

Yup, working on it.

There's a fair number of other fields that could stand the same treatment,
but for now I'm just going to touch references to relkind.

                        regards, tom lane

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