Stephen Frost <sfr...@snowman.net> writes: > * Alvaro Herrera (alvhe...@2ndquadrant.com) wrote: >> If we were choosing those names nowadays, would we choose CREATEDB at >> all in the first place? I think we'd go for something more verbose, >> probably CREATE_DATABASE. (CREATEROLE is not as old as CREATEDB, but my >> bet is that it was modelled after CREATEUSER without considering the >> whole readability topic too much.) >> >> Anyway it doesn't seem to me that consistency with lack of separators in >> those very old names should be our guiding principle here.
> So you'd advocate EXCLUSIVE_BACKUP and NOEXCLUSIVE_BACKUP? Or > NO_EXCLUSIVE_BACKUP? Or..? If this was a green field, I think we might > actually use spaces instead, but I'm really not sure we want to go > through and redo everything that way at this point.. We'd end up > breaking a lot of scripts that currently work today and I'm really not > convinced it's better enough to justify that. FWIW, I agree with Alvaro, and I'd go with e.g. NO_EXCLUSIVE_BACKUP. I concur that multiple separate words would be a syntax mess, but I see no reason not to use underscores instead. 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