Magnus Hagander wrote: > On Wed, Jun 13, 2007 at 08:47:30AM -0400, Alvaro Herrera wrote: > > Magnus Hagander wrote: > > > > > Just to open a whole new can of worms ;-) > > > > > > I read an article a couple of days ago about the "machine readable > > > showplan > > > output" in SQL Server 2005 (basically, it's EXPLAIN output but in XML > > > format). It does make a lot of sense if yourp rimary interface is != > > > commandline (psql), such as pgadmin or phppgadmin. The idea being that you > > > can stick in *all* the details you want, since you can't possibly clutter > > > up the display. And you stick them in a well-defined XML format (or > > > another > > > format if you happen to hate XML) where the client-side program can easily > > > parse out whatever it needs. It's also future-proof - if you add a new > > > field somewhere, the client program parser won't break. > > > > > > Something worth doing? Not to replace the current explain output, but as a > > > second option (EXPLAIN XML whatever)? > > > > FYI a patch was posted for this some time ago, because a friend of mine > > wanted to help a student to write an EXPLAIN parsing tool. > > Didn't see that one. Explain in XML format? Got an URL for it, I can't seem > to find it on -patches.
I can't find the patch itself ... maybe he didn't ever post it. He last talked about it here: http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-hackers/2006-04/msg00455.php BTW can I bug you to add the Message-Ids in the messages as displayed in our archives? -- Alvaro Herrera http://www.PlanetPostgreSQL.org/ "El día que dejes de cambiar dejarás de vivir" ---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- TIP 3: Have you checked our extensive FAQ? http://www.postgresql.org/docs/faq