Joshua D. Drake wrote:
> Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> > Magnus Hagander wrote:
> >> That also requires a "reasonable shell", which all platforms don't
> >> have...
> > 
> > I think doing any sort of reasonable scripting around psql requires a 
> > reasonable shell.  Or next someone will suggest implementing loops and 
> > conditionals in psql.
> ... Now that you mention it :)
> psql is a shell. It is the postgresql shell. I don't see any problem
> with continuing to extend the postgresql shell to a more functional
> platform that is independent.

At least it'd help those poor people trying to do conditional COMMIT or
ROLLBACK based on the transaction status.  Maybe it's not such a bad

On the other hand, seeing how the history line numbers patch is still
nowhere to be seen, I don't think we should be expecting you to send a
patch ... ;-)

Alvaro Herrera                      
PostgreSQL Replication, Consulting, Custom Development, 24x7 support

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