On Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 03:15:14PM -0400, Stephen Frost wrote:
> * Bruce Momjian (br...@momjian.us) wrote:
> > Agreed, but I think this is a much larger issue than ALTER SYSTEM SET.
> Yeah, true.
> > I think changing behavior to first-seen would only add to confusion. 
> > What we really need is a WARNING when a later postgresql.conf setting
> > overrides an earlier one, and ALTER SYSTEM SET's config file could
> > behave the same, so you would know right away when you were overriding
> > something in postgresql.conf that appeared earlier.
> A warning would be nice.  If only everyone read the log files. :/

I would expect ALTER SYSTEM SET to return a WARNING in such cases too.

  Bruce Momjian  <br...@momjian.us>        http://momjian.us
  EnterpriseDB                             http://enterprisedb.com

  + It's impossible for everything to be true. +

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