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Re: Overhauling GUCS

From: "David E(dot) Wheeler" <david(at)kineticode(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Greg Smith <gsmith(at)gregsmith(dot)com>, Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Overhauling GUCS
Date: 2008-06-04 20:43:15
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On Jun 4, 2008, at 13:12, Tom Lane wrote:

> "David E. Wheeler" <david(at)kineticode(dot)com> writes:
>> I'm not much into MySQL, but in the work I've done with it, I've had
>> to create /etc/my.cnf myself. There *is* no configuration file
>> configuring MySQL until that file is created, is there? So there is  
>> no
>> configuration to learn at first.
> Postgres will start happily with an empty configuration file, too.
> What's your point?

That it's less daunting for inexperienced users to start with that.  
I'm not talking about how things work, I'm talking about what  
configurations are present to start with. That's all.



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