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Re: [HACKERS] Use of "postmaster"

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Brendan Jurd <direvus(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Use of "postmaster"
Date: 2007-10-09 01:28:48
Message-ID: 200710090128.l991Smk16058@momjian.us (view raw or flat)
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Patch applied.  Thanks.  Your documentation changes can be viewed on our
web site shortly.

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Brendan Jurd wrote:
> On 10/4/07, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
> > "Brendan Jurd" <direvus(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
> > > Now that we've renamed the server binary to "postgres", what is the
> > > status on use of the name "postmaster"?  Is it now deprecated?  And if
> > > not, is there any point in keeping it around?
> >
> > We should replace it by terms like "server" in contexts where it's
> > not actually important to the reader which process is involved,
> > but I think Peter's hit most of them already ...
> 
> Looks like Peter got the sgml sources pretty well cleaned up, but
> didn't touch the FAQs.
> 
> The attached patch replaces some more references to "postmaster" in
> the FAQs.  Per Tom's guidance, I only replaced those references where
> I felt a distinction between the postmaster and its children wasn't
> important to the reader.
> 
> Thanks for your time,
> BJ

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