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Re: The naming question (Postgres vs PostgreSQL)

From: Ron Mayer <rm_pg(at)cheapcomplexdevices(dot)com>
To: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
Subject: Re: The naming question (Postgres vs PostgreSQL)
Date: 2007-08-29 21:09:15
Message-ID: 46D5E07B.7030303@cheapcomplexdevices.com (view raw or flat)
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Bruce Momjian wrote:
> Ron Mayer wrote:
>> Stefan Kaltenbrunner wrote:
>>> Steve Atkins wrote:
>>>> If the immediate response to someone who has problems with their
>>>> postgres system on IRC / email weren't "Yer sayin' it wrong, dummy!"
>>>> that'd be less of a problem. It's an ugly blemish on what are otherwise
>>>> very helpful peer support fora.
> 
>> PS:  If the name remains "PostgreSQL" I think the project should
>> make "Postgre" an official acceptable short form as well - because
>> that's how any new user will read it anyway.
> 
> I don't think anyone likes Postgre, at least English-speakers.

I agree people don't like it - but it would fix the worse
problem of many new users's first experience with postgresql
being the "Yer sayin' it wrong, dummy!" welcome that Steve
mentioned upthread.



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