Alvaro Herrera <> writes:
> Piotr Stefaniak wrote:
>> If I remember correctly, it tries to right-align string literals to
>> whatever -l ("Maximum length of an output line") was set to.

> Yeah, it does that (for error messages too).

Piotr's version seems to at least do this more consistently than the
old version; for instance I notice this diff from Bruce's run:

@@ -1864,8 +1864,8 @@ describeOneTableDetails(const char *schemaname,
        if (verbose)
                              "SELECT inhparent::pg_catalog.regclass,"
-                           "       pg_get_expr(c.relpartbound, inhrelid),"
-                         "     pg_get_partition_constraintdef(inhrelid)"
+                             "     pg_get_expr(c.relpartbound, inhrelid),"
+                             "     pg_get_partition_constraintdef(inhrelid)"
                              " FROM pg_catalog.pg_class c"
                              " JOIN pg_catalog.pg_inherits"
                              " ON c.oid = inhrelid"

(Again, untabified for clarity.)  However, it didn't do anything to any of
the horribly-formatted queries in pg_dump.c, so it's mostly following the
same rule as before.

> I'm not sure what's the behavior we do want.  One choice is that the
> continuation string opening quote should line up with the opening quote
> in the previous line.  So for instance:

Yeah, I'd vote for that one too.  If you want to line things up with
a function call paren, you can always start the whole literal on a fresh
line, as in the above example.

                        regards, tom lane

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