Re: [patch] [doc] Clarify that signal functions have no feedback

From: Heikki Linnakangas <hlinnaka(at)iki(dot)fi>
To: "David G(dot) Johnston" <david(dot)g(dot)johnston(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Peter Eisentraut <peter(dot)eisentraut(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, PostgreSQL Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)lists(dot)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [patch] [doc] Clarify that signal functions have no feedback
Date: 2020-11-18 08:32:03
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On 17/11/2020 21:50, David G. Johnston wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 17, 2020 at 6:13 AM Heikki Linnakangas <hlinnaka(at)iki(dot)fi
> <mailto:hlinnaka(at)iki(dot)fi>> wrote:
> You can use the <link
> linkend="view-pg-file-settings">pg_file_settings</link> and <link
> linkend="view-pg-hba-file-rules">pg_hba_file_rules</link> views to
> check
> the configuration files for possible errors, before reloading.
> I agree with adding "why" you want to check those links, and added a bit
> about why doing so before reloading works, but the phrasing using "You"
> seems out-of-place in this region of the documentation.

There are plenty of "you"s in the docs. Matter of taste, for sure, but
I'd prefer more active voice. Me being stubborn, I pushed this using my
wording. :-)


- Heikki

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