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Roger Leigh wrote:
> I have noticed that the latex format in psql has some bugs:
> 
> ? "_" is not escaped, and causes TeX to abort, thinking it's a
>   subscript outside of maths mode.  Most of my table and field names
>   use underscores, so this is a really nasty one.
> ? The column count is calculated using the contents of opt_align.  But
>   opt_align has one extra element, and so it's always one too many.  I
>   changed it to count the column headings, like all the other output
>   formats.  There may be a bug in computing opt_align that this patch
>   does not address, but I'm not yet familiar enough with the psql
>   source to fix this as well.
> ? The line drawing rules for each border setting (0-3) and expanded
>   mode didn't always match the documented behaviour and what other
>   formats (e.g. aligned) did.  I made it as conformant as possible,
>   and also tidied the alignment of the first line of the footer, which
>   was incorrectly indented.
> 
> I've attached some example output with this patch applied.
> 
> Regards,
> Roger
> 
> 
> Index: src/bin/psql/print.c
> ===================================================================
> RCS file: /projects/cvsroot/pgsql-server/src/bin/psql/print.c,v
> retrieving revision 1.48
> diff -u -r1.48 print.c
> --- src/bin/psql/print.c      23 May 2004 22:20:10 -0000      1.48
> +++ src/bin/psql/print.c      1 Aug 2004 22:54:22 -0000
> @@ -769,7 +769,7 @@
>  
>  
>  /*************************/
> -/* LaTeX                              */
> +/* LaTeX              */
>  /*************************/
>  
>  
> @@ -790,6 +790,9 @@
>                       case '$':
>                               fputs("\\$", fout);
>                               break;
> +                     case '_':
> +                             fputs("\\_", fout);
> +                             break;
>                       case '{':
>                               fputs("\\{", fout);
>                               break;
> @@ -817,7 +820,6 @@
>  {
>       unsigned int col_count = 0;
>       unsigned int i;
> -     const char *cp;
>       const char *const * ptr;
>  
>  
> @@ -829,42 +831,39 @@
>               fputs("\n\\end{center}\n\n", fout);
>       }
>  
> +     /* count columns */
> +     for (ptr = headers; *ptr; ptr++)
> +             col_count++;
> +
>       /* begin environment and set alignments and borders */
>       fputs("\\begin{tabular}{", fout);
> -     if (opt_border == 0)
> -             fputs(opt_align, fout);
> -     else if (opt_border == 1)
> -     {
> -             for (cp = opt_align; *cp; cp++)
> -             {
> -                     if (cp != opt_align)
> -                             fputc('|', fout);
> -                     fputc(*cp, fout);
> -             }
> -     }
> -     else if (opt_border == 2)
> +
> +     if (opt_border == 2)
> +       fputs("| ", fout);
> +        for (i = 0; i < col_count; i++)
>       {
> -             for (cp = opt_align; *cp; cp++)
> -             {
> -                     fputc('|', fout);
> -                     fputc(*cp, fout);
> -             }
> -             fputc('|', fout);
> +       fputc(*(opt_align + i), fout);
> +       if (opt_border != 0 && i < col_count - 1)
> +         fputs (" | ", fout);
>       }
> +     if (opt_border == 2)
> +       fputs(" |", fout);
> +
>       fputs("}\n", fout);
>  
>       if (!opt_barebones && opt_border == 2)
>               fputs("\\hline\n", fout);
>  
>       /* print headers and count columns */
> -     for (i = 0, ptr = headers; *ptr; i++, ptr++)
> +     for (i = 0, ptr = headers; i < col_count; i++, ptr++)
>       {
> -             col_count++;
>               if (!opt_barebones)
>               {
>                       if (i != 0)
>                               fputs(" & ", fout);
> +                        fputs("\\textit{", fout);
>                       latex_escaped_print(*ptr, fout);
> +                        fputc('}', fout);
>               }
>       }
>  
> @@ -888,7 +887,7 @@
>       if (opt_border == 2)
>               fputs("\\hline\n", fout);
>  
> -     fputs("\\end{tabular}\n\n", fout);
> +     fputs("\\end{tabular}\n\n\\noindent ", fout);
>  
>  
>       /* print footers */
> @@ -951,8 +950,12 @@
>                       if (!opt_barebones)
>                       {
>                               if (opt_border == 2)
> +                             {
>                                       fputs("\\hline\n", fout);
> -                             fprintf(fout, "\\multicolumn{2}{c}{Record %d} \\\\\n", 
> record++);
> +                                     fprintf(fout, 
> "\\multicolumn{2}{|c|}{\\textit{Record %d}} \\\\\n", record++);
> +                             }
> +                             else
> +                                     fprintf(fout, 
> "\\multicolumn{2}{c}{\\textit{Record %d}} \\\\\n", record++);
>                       }
>                       if (opt_border >= 1)
>                               fputs("\\hline\n", fout);
> @@ -967,7 +970,7 @@
>       if (opt_border == 2)
>               fputs("\\hline\n", fout);
>  
> -     fputs("\\end{tabular}\n\n", fout);
> +     fputs("\\end{tabular}\n\n\\noindent ", fout);
>  
>  
>       /* print footers */
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Roger Leigh
> 
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Content-Description: psql latex output

[ text/x-tex is unsupported, treating like TEXT/PLAIN ]

> \documentclass[a4paper]{article}
> 
> \begin{document}
> \title{Test}
> \maketitle
> 
> \section{Normal}
> 
> \begin{center}
> Table "public.suites"
> \end{center}
> 
> \begin{tabular}{lll}
> \textit{Column} & \textit{Type} & \textit{Modifiers} \\
> \hline
> id & integer & not null default nextval('public.suites\_id\_seq'::text) \\
> name & text & not null \\
> archive\_id & integer & not null \\
> version & text &  \\
> path & text &  \\
> alias & text &  \\
> description & text &  \\
> \end{tabular}
> 
> \noindent Indexes: \\
>     "suites\_pkey" PRIMARY KEY, btree (id) \\
>     "suites\_alias\_key" UNIQUE, btree (alias) \\
>     "suites\_name\_key" UNIQUE, btree (name) \\
> Foreign-key constraints: \\
>     "suites\_archive\_ref" FOREIGN KEY (archive\_id) REFERENCES archives(id) \\
> 
> \begin{center}
> Table "public.suites"
> \end{center}
> 
> \begin{tabular}{l | l | l}
> \textit{Column} & \textit{Type} & \textit{Modifiers} \\
> \hline
> id & integer & not null default nextval('public.suites\_id\_seq'::text) \\
> name & text & not null \\
> archive\_id & integer & not null \\
> version & text &  \\
> path & text &  \\
> alias & text &  \\
> description & text &  \\
> \end{tabular}
> 
> \noindent Indexes: \\
>     "suites\_pkey" PRIMARY KEY, btree (id) \\
>     "suites\_alias\_key" UNIQUE, btree (alias) \\
>     "suites\_name\_key" UNIQUE, btree (name) \\
> Foreign-key constraints: \\
>     "suites\_archive\_ref" FOREIGN KEY (archive\_id) REFERENCES archives(id) \\
> 
> \begin{center}
> Table "public.suites"
> \end{center}
> 
> \begin{tabular}{| l | l | l |}
> \hline
> \textit{Column} & \textit{Type} & \textit{Modifiers} \\
> \hline
> id & integer & not null default nextval('public.suites\_id\_seq'::text) \\
> name & text & not null \\
> archive\_id & integer & not null \\
> version & text &  \\
> path & text &  \\
> alias & text &  \\
> description & text &  \\
> \hline
> \end{tabular}
> 
> \noindent Indexes: \\
>     "suites\_pkey" PRIMARY KEY, btree (id) \\
>     "suites\_alias\_key" UNIQUE, btree (alias) \\
>     "suites\_name\_key" UNIQUE, btree (name) \\
> Foreign-key constraints: \\
>     "suites\_archive\_ref" FOREIGN KEY (archive\_id) REFERENCES archives(id) \\
> 
> \begin{center}
> Table "public.suites"
> \end{center}
> 
> \begin{tabular}{cl}
> \multicolumn{2}{c}{\textit{Record 1}} \\
> Column & id \\
> Type & integer \\
> Modifiers & not null default nextval('public.suites\_id\_seq'::text) \\
> \multicolumn{2}{c}{\textit{Record 2}} \\
> Column & name \\
> Type & text \\
> Modifiers & not null \\
> \multicolumn{2}{c}{\textit{Record 3}} \\
> Column & archive\_id \\
> Type & integer \\
> Modifiers & not null \\
> \multicolumn{2}{c}{\textit{Record 4}} \\
> Column & version \\
> Type & text \\
> Modifiers &  \\
> \multicolumn{2}{c}{\textit{Record 5}} \\
> Column & path \\
> Type & text \\
> Modifiers &  \\
> \multicolumn{2}{c}{\textit{Record 6}} \\
> Column & alias \\
> Type & text \\
> Modifiers &  \\
> \multicolumn{2}{c}{\textit{Record 7}} \\
> Column & description \\
> Type & text \\
> Modifiers &  \\
> \end{tabular}
> 
> \noindent Indexes: \\
>     "suites\_pkey" PRIMARY KEY, btree (id) \\
>     "suites\_alias\_key" UNIQUE, btree (alias) \\
>     "suites\_name\_key" UNIQUE, btree (name) \\
> Foreign-key constraints: \\
>     "suites\_archive\_ref" FOREIGN KEY (archive\_id) REFERENCES archives(id) \\
> 
> \begin{center}
> Table "public.suites"
> \end{center}
> 
> \begin{tabular}{c|l}
> \multicolumn{2}{c}{\textit{Record 1}} \\
> \hline
> Column & id \\
> Type & integer \\
> Modifiers & not null default nextval('public.suites\_id\_seq'::text) \\
> \multicolumn{2}{c}{\textit{Record 2}} \\
> \hline
> Column & name \\
> Type & text \\
> Modifiers & not null \\
> \multicolumn{2}{c}{\textit{Record 3}} \\
> \hline
> Column & archive\_id \\
> Type & integer \\
> Modifiers & not null \\
> \multicolumn{2}{c}{\textit{Record 4}} \\
> \hline
> Column & version \\
> Type & text \\
> Modifiers &  \\
> \multicolumn{2}{c}{\textit{Record 5}} \\
> \hline
> Column & path \\
> Type & text \\
> Modifiers &  \\
> \multicolumn{2}{c}{\textit{Record 6}} \\
> \hline
> Column & alias \\
> Type & text \\
> Modifiers &  \\
> \multicolumn{2}{c}{\textit{Record 7}} \\
> \hline
> Column & description \\
> Type & text \\
> Modifiers &  \\
> \end{tabular}
> 
> \noindent Indexes: \\
>     "suites\_pkey" PRIMARY KEY, btree (id) \\
>     "suites\_alias\_key" UNIQUE, btree (alias) \\
>     "suites\_name\_key" UNIQUE, btree (name) \\
> Foreign-key constraints: \\
>     "suites\_archive\_ref" FOREIGN KEY (archive\_id) REFERENCES archives(id) \\
> 
> \begin{center}
> Table "public.suites"
> \end{center}
> 
> \begin{tabular}{|c|l|}
> \hline
> \multicolumn{2}{|c|}{\textit{Record 1}} \\
> \hline
> Column & id \\
> Type & integer \\
> Modifiers & not null default nextval('public.suites\_id\_seq'::text) \\
> \hline
> \multicolumn{2}{|c|}{\textit{Record 2}} \\
> \hline
> Column & name \\
> Type & text \\
> Modifiers & not null \\
> \hline
> \multicolumn{2}{|c|}{\textit{Record 3}} \\
> \hline
> Column & archive\_id \\
> Type & integer \\
> Modifiers & not null \\
> \hline
> \multicolumn{2}{|c|}{\textit{Record 4}} \\
> \hline
> Column & version \\
> Type & text \\
> Modifiers &  \\
> \hline
> \multicolumn{2}{|c|}{\textit{Record 5}} \\
> \hline
> Column & path \\
> Type & text \\
> Modifiers &  \\
> \hline
> \multicolumn{2}{|c|}{\textit{Record 6}} \\
> \hline
> Column & alias \\
> Type & text \\
> Modifiers &  \\
> \hline
> \multicolumn{2}{|c|}{\textit{Record 7}} \\
> \hline
> Column & description \\
> Type & text \\
> Modifiers &  \\
> \hline
> \end{tabular}
> 
> \noindent Indexes: \\
>     "suites\_pkey" PRIMARY KEY, btree (id) \\
>     "suites\_alias\_key" UNIQUE, btree (alias) \\
>     "suites\_name\_key" UNIQUE, btree (name) \\
> Foreign-key constraints: \\
>     "suites\_archive\_ref" FOREIGN KEY (archive\_id) REFERENCES archives(id) \\
> 
> 
> 
> \end{document}
> 
> %%% Local Variables: 
> %%% mode: latex
> %%% TeX-master: t
> %%% End: 

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