Re: Long options for pg_ctl waiting

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Vik Fearing <vik(at)2ndquadrant(dot)fr>
Cc: Gavin Flower <GavinFlower(at)archidevsys(dot)co(dot)nz>, Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, Michael Paquier <michael(dot)paquier(at)gmail(dot)com>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Long options for pg_ctl waiting
Date: 2016-09-07 23:05:49
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Vik Fearing <vik(at)2ndquadrant(dot)fr> writes:
> On 09/07/2016 11:39 PM, Gavin Flower wrote:
>> Possibly generate warningswhen the non hyphenated form is used?

> I'm not quite sure how I got volunteered to do this work, but it's easy
> enough so I don't mind.
> Here is a new patch that emits a warning when --noclean and/or --nosync
> are used.

I'm pretty much -1 on printing a warning. There's no ambiguity, and no
real reason for us ever to remove the old spellings. Standardizing on
"no-" going forward makes sense, but let's not slap people's wrists for
existing usage. (Or: if it ain't broke, don't break it.)

regards, tom lane

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