On 09/23/2014 06:23 PM, Andrew Dunstan wrote:


On 09/23/2014 10:29 AM, Tom Lane wrote:
Robert Haas <robertmh...@gmail.com> writes:
Three people have voted for making it an *error* to supply a value
that needs to be rounded, instead of changing the rounding behavior.
Votes or no votes, that's a horrible idea; it breaks the design goal
that users shouldn't need to remember the precise unit size when making
postgresql.conf entries.

And I'm not sure what votes you're counting, anyway.  People's opinions
have changed as the discussion proceeded ...

I don't think I've weighed in on this, and yes, I'm very late to the
party. The "round away from zero" suggestion seemed the simplest and
most easily understood rule to me.

+1, rounding up seems better to me as well. Although throwing an error wouldn't be that bad either.

- Heikki



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