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Re: pg_ctl options checking

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org, Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
Subject: Re: pg_ctl options checking
Date: 2006-04-17 18:11:16
Message-ID: 200604171811.k3HIBGV07036@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> Simon Riggs wrote:
> > pg_ctl -D test -U foo start
> > pg_ctl -D test -W start
> > pg_ctl -D test -w stop
> > pg_ctl -D test -l fast stop
> > etc.. (16 possible error combinations in total now checked)
> 
> I object to making these throw an error.  It is very convenient to be 
> able to alter the command line from start to stop to reload etc. 
> without having to remove or rewrite all the options that are not really 
> relevant for that particular operation.

For a command as significant as pg_ctl, I can't see how making it
_convenient_ is a good argument.

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