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Re: [bug-recutils] Deprecate recinf ?

From: Michał Masłowski
Subject: Re: [bug-recutils] Deprecate recinf ?
Date: Thu, 09 Aug 2012 13:51:23 +0200
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>     Frontends like sqlite3 or psql have separate non-SQL commands for
>     showing table schemas.  This suggests that an user might not look for
>     the tool for "[s]electing records" to do this.
> What do these schemas contain?  Maybe we could inspire some new
> functionality for recinf in these separated facilities.

sqlite3's .schema shows the CREATE statements, can be limited to tables
with names matching a pattern.  psql's \d and its many variants can show
the same data in a different format.  This seems equivalent to showing
the record descriptor.

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