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Re: Converting postgresql.conf parameters to kilobytes

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Neil Conway <neilc(at)samurai(dot)com>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com,pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, shridhar(at)frodo(dot)hserus(dot)net
Subject: Re: Converting postgresql.conf parameters to kilobytes
Date: 2004-06-02 03:00:03
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Neil Conway wrote:
> Tom Lane wrote:
> > ISTM we had decided that putting vast amounts of documentation into the
> > file comments was exactly the thing *not* to do.  It duplicates the SGML
> > documentation, thereby doubling the maintenance effort, to very little
> > purpose.
> I agree. If people really think that adding more comments to 
> pg_hba.conf is a good idea, I think the best way to do that is to 
> automatically extract that information from the main SGML docs.

And if folks want more info in postgresql.conf, we can perhaps pull them
from the docs too, or at least the descriptions we added.

Also, I it seems postgres --describe-config isn't working.  It outputs
nothing here.

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