Tom Lane committed his patch which modifies output of “EXPLAIN VERBOSE" command.
unfrotunatelly i can't point you to message in archives, as there is some problem with them, and i dont see posts newer than “Fri Apr 04 12:00:08 2008".
this patch was written by tomas doran, and commited by bruce momjian:
in today “waiting for 8.4" i will show you 3 new patches. all of them add new functionality to psql – the most common tool to access postrgesql database.
another new, cool feature commited by tom lane: “Support statement-level ON TRUNCATE triggers."
original patch was submitted by simon riggs, and tom commited it today/yesterday (depending on time zone).
on sunday, 23rd of march, tom lane commited another new-feature patch. this new patch was from brendan jurd, and adds quote_nullable() function:
yesterday, tom lane committed another great feature. actually it's so great, that i really wonder how could i live without it earlier.
patch came from itagaki takahiro, and was heavily modified by tom. what it does?
today (2008-03-10) magnus hagander commited patch which adds new, quite handy functionality: “enum type for guc parameters".
i will try to follow development of 8.4, and write examples of what's possible with it, based on current HEAD code.
of course there is no guarantee that it will work in final, released 8.4 (it is a bit too early to talk about it, but given the fact that the patch got committed, there is pretty good chance we will see it whenever 8.4 will be released.
today 2 new features: limit (select ) and optional as in select.