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Re: Script binaries renaming

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
Cc: Zdenek Kotala <Zdenek(dot)Kotala(at)Sun(dot)COM>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Script binaries renaming
Date: 2008-03-26 01:59:59
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Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us> writes:
> Where are we on this?  Tom thinks we don't want this.  TODO has:
>       * Prefix command-line utilities like createuser with 'pg_'

It wasn't just me; quite a few people were dubious about it when the
patch was submitted.  See the thread here:

> One idea is to keep the existing commands and just add pg_* (or pg*) to
> additional versions, with the idea that the original versions will be
> removed some day.

AFAICS the only argument for doing this is to eliminate confusion and
potential conflicts, which means that we get no benefit at all until we
actually do remove the old names.  So if we're going to do this, we have
to make a commitment that we're going to remove the old names within the
reasonably foreseeable future (say, about two releases out).

Are we really prepared to break everyone's scripts for this?

			regards, tom lane

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