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Re: Command tags in create/drop scripts

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Zdenek Kotala <Zdenek(dot)Kotala(at)Sun(dot)COM>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Command tags in create/drop scripts
Date: 2007-06-04 13:39:17
Message-ID: 200706041339.l54DdHb18031@momjian.us (view raw or flat)
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Is this a TODO?

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Zdenek Kotala wrote:
> Tom Lane napsal(a):
> > Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net> writes:
> >> Zdenek Kotala wrote:
> >>>>> And what about replace all "scripts" by one command e.g pg_cmd with 
> >>>>> following interface:
> > 
> >> Well, I don't think rolling up the miscellaneous commands into a single 
> >> binary with behaviour dependent on arg[0] is a bad idea.
> > 
> > I don't think that responds to Zdenek's complaint though.  He's unhappy
> > about polluting /usr/bin with commands like "createuser" --- which is
> > not an unreasonable gripe.  AFAICS it doesn't help if "createuser"
> > is a link to a single executable rather than a file of its own.
> 
> Yes, It was one idea (after midnight :-) how to keep backward 
> compatibility for next few releases, but better solution is keep old 
> binaries for couple of release cycles.
> 
> > But in the light of backwards-compatibility requirements, I can't see us
> > removing "createuser" from the distribution ... not in 8.4, nor several
> > releases thereafter.
> 
> I agree, I only want to start discussion about new command which will 
> replace old binaries. Old binaries will be marked as obsolete and they 
> will be removed e.g. in 9.0. Until we do not have the new command we can 
> not start thinking about remove old one. I think we can have new command 
> ready for 8.4.
> 
> 
> 		Zdenek
> 
> 
> 
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