Martijn, * Martijn van Oosterhout (klep...@svana.org) wrote: > ISTM you want some kind of hybrid setting like: > > #include_system auto.conf > > which simultaneously does three things: > > 1. Sets the enable_alter_system flag > 2. Indicates the file to use > 3. Indicates the priority of the setting re other settings. > > Comment it out, ALTER SYSTEM stop working. Put it back and it's > immediately clear what it means. And the user can control where the > settings go.
Yeah, that's certainly an interesting idea. I might call it 'auto_conf_file auto.conf' to avoid the '#include' concern and to perhaps clarify that it's more than just a regular 'include'. > Syntax is a bit fugly though. Agreed. Thanks, Stephen (who is still unhappy about the GUC-specific handling for relative paths in postgresql.conf)
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