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Re: Using Postgres as an alias

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Dave Page <dpage(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: Pavel Stehule <pavel(dot)stehule(at)gmail(dot)com>, Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>, "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>, Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>, derek(dot)rodner(at)enterprisedb(dot)com, peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Using Postgres as an alias
Date: 2007-09-27 18:10:26
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Dave Page wrote:
> Joshua D. Drake wrote:
>> Dave Page wrote:
>>> Pavel Stehule wrote:
>>>> FAQ isn't strict technical documentation, and there aliases arn't too
>>>> bad. Why do you thing so word Postgres needs any promoting?
>>> Isn't it obvious from the number of people calling it Postgre that an
>>> acceptable short form should be promoted?
>> What people? The three or four that I run into once a month? So what...
> Google groups shows 148 hits in the last month, including someone
> setting up a postgre user community.
> To get an un-skewed-by-this-thread number, I also searched for posts in
> January. There were 172.
> That's a lot more than 3 or 4 a month, 

Well I did say , "me". I didn't say everyone.

>even if you assume that 75% are
> dups from later messages in the same threads. And it doesn't include the
> vastly larger number of people that continue to use the incorrect name
> but didn't post to a mailing list or newsgroup.

I don't see Postgres eliminating the Postgre problem. If there is even
actually a Postgre problem, which even with your numbers is a really
hard argument to make in consideration of the global scheme of things.

Heck, Robert Treat uses Postgre on irc all the time ;)


Joshua D. Drake

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