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Re: Backend working directories and absolute file paths

From: David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>
To: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Backend working directories and absolute file paths
Date: 2005-06-30 19:19:54
Message-ID: 20050630191954.GD9456@fetter.org (view raw or flat)
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On Thu, Jun 30, 2005 at 02:31:01PM -0400, Andrew Dunstan wrote:
> 
> 
> David Fetter wrote:
> 
> >On Thu, Jun 30, 2005 at 11:42:59AM -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> > 
> >
> >>Renaming data directories around is not that uncommon,
> >>   
> >>
> >
> >With all due respect, I believe that this falls under the category
> >of prying off cover plates.  When people do this, they're
> >responsible for knowing what they're about, and taking the
> >consequences if they don't.
> >
> >In other words, it's pilot error, and that's Not Our Problem.
> 
> We provide many defences against pilot error. So does the Air Force
> - that's part of why you see pilots wearing parachutes.
> 
> More to the point, there's not much compelling reason *not* to do
> this.

OK, let's.  I'm hesitant to talk about doing new stuff, as I'm still
not qualified to do any of it, and there are things that think are
higher priority ahead of this.

Cheers,
D
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