bruce wrote: > Tom Lane wrote: > > Currently, config.sgml still describes the new "enum" GUC variables > > as being of type "string" --- but pg_settings says they are "enum". > > This is not very consistent, but I wonder whether changing the docs > > would be more confusing or less so. I note that section 18.1 doesn't > > mention the enum alternative either. > > I looked into this and I think the documentation is fine. If enums > didn't require quotes but strings did, we would document them > differently, but the fact is that enums are the same as strings except > enums have a limited number of possible values --- that isn't something > that is usually identified in a variable type definition heading.
Looking further, it seems we still have an inconsistency problem because pg_settings mentions enum; should we just change that to 'string'? -- Bruce Momjian <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> http://momjian.us EnterpriseDB http://enterprisedb.com + If your life is a hard drive, Christ can be your backup. + -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers