Alvaro Herrera <alvhe...@2ndquadrant.com> writes: > Seems that in the review so far, Fabien has focused mainly in the > mathematical properties of the new random number generation. That seems > perfectly fine, but no comment has been made about the chosen UI for the > feature. Per the few initial messages in the thread, in the patch as > submitted you ask for a gaussian random number by using \setgaussian, > and exponential via \setexp. Is this the right UI? Currently you get > an evenly distributed number with \setrandom. There is nothing that > makes it obvious on \setgaussian by itself that it produces random > numbers. Perhaps we should simply add a new argument to \setrandom, > instead of creating new commands for each distribution? I would guess > that, in the future, we're going to want other distributions as well.
+1 for an argument to \setrandom instead of separate commands. > Not sure what it would look like; perhaps > \setrandom foo 1 10 gaussian FWIW, I think this style is sufficient; the others seem overcomplicated for not much gain. I'm not strongly attached to that position though. regards, tom lane -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers