Robert Haas wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 10, 2017 at 2:15 AM, Amit Langote
> <> wrote:

> > Actually, if \d had shown RELKIND_PARTITIONED_TABLE tables as of Type
> > "partitioned table", we wouldn't need a separate flag for marking a table
> > as having partitions.
> I think that is false.  Whether something is partitioned and whether
> it is a partition are independent concerns.

Maybe this discussion is easier if we differentiate "list tables" (\dt,
or \d without a pattern) from "describe table" (\d with a name pattern).

It seems to me that the "describe" command should list partitions --
perhaps only when the + flag is given.  However, the "list tables"
command \dt should definitely IMO not list partitions.  Maybe \dt should
have some flag indicating whether each table is partitioned.

Álvaro Herrera      
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