Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>,
Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>,
pgsql-hacker mailing list <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
On 2015-10-14 01:54:46 +0300, Amir Rohan wrote: > Andres, please see upthread for quite a bit on what it doesn't do, and > why having it in the server is both an advantages and a shortcoming.
As far as I have skimmed the thread it's only talking about shortcoming in case it requires a running server. Which -C doesn't.
I don't think there's any fundamental difference between some external binary parsing & validating the config file and the postgres binary doing it. There *is* the question of the utility being able to to process options from multiple major releases, but I don't think that's a particularly worthwhile goal here.