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Re: Removal of temp tables

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: PostgreSQL-patches <pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Removal of temp tables
Date: 2001-06-14 20:17:36
Message-ID: 200106142017.f5EKHan20338@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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> Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
> >> If you don't like pg_temp here, maybe post_temp?  pgsql_temp?
> 
> > What if I call the directory tmp or pgsql_tmp and the files
> > pgsql_pid_#.#?
> 
> Why are you so eager not to call temp files "temp"?  If you want to
> spell it "pgsql_tmp" or "pg_temporary" or something different from
> "pg_temp", that's fine, but I really think the files ought to clearly
> label themselves as temporary.  "pid" is not a clear label.  With a
> name like that, people might even think they are lock files.

I wanted to call them pid so people knew what the file number meant.

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