* Bruce Momjian (br...@momjian.us) wrote: > On Tue, Aug 27, 2013 at 09:04:00AM +0530, Amit Kapila wrote: > > > I really hate the idea that someone could configure 'X' in > > > postgresql.conf and because the auto.conf line is later in the file, > > > it's able to override the original setting. Does not strike me as > > > intuitive at all. > > > > This is currently how include mechanism works in postgresql.conf, > > changing that for this special case can be costly and moreover the > > specs for this patch were layout from beginning that way. > > Agreed. If you are worried about ALTER SYSTEM changing postgresql.conf > settings, you should move the include_auto line to the top of > postgresql.conf, but I don't think that should be the default.
While I appreciate that there are bootstrap-type issues with this, I really don't like this idea of "later stuff can just override earlier stuff". include files and conf.d-style options are for breaking the config up, not to allow you to override options because a file came later than an earlier file. Our particular implementation of config-file reading happens to lend itself to later-definition-wins, but that's really counter-intuitive for anyone unfamiliar with PG, imv. Thanks, Stephen
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