On Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 01:45:44PM -0400, Robert Haas wrote: > On Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 1:43 PM, Bruce Momjian <br...@momjian.us> wrote: > > On Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 01:30:29PM -0400, Robert Haas wrote: > >> On Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 8:18 PM, Bruce Momjian <br...@momjian.us> wrote: > >> > and the units were copied when pg_size_pretty() was implemented. These > >> > units are based on the International System of Units (SI)/metric. > >> > However, the SI system is power-of-10-based, and we just re-purposed > >> > them to be 1024 or 2^10-based. > >> > > >> > However, that is not the end of the story. > >> > >> Sure it is. The behavior of the code matches the documentation. The > >> documentation describes one of several reasonable behaviors. Full > >> stop. > >> > >> > I am thinking Postgres 10 would be a good time to switch to KB as a > >> > 1024-based prefix. Unfortunately, there is no similar fix for MB, GB, > >> > etc. 'm' is 'milli' so there we never used mB, so in JEDEC and Metric, > >> > MB is ambiguous as 1000-based or 1024-based. > >> > >> I think this would be a backward compatibility break that would > >> probably cause confusion for years. I think we can add new functions > >> that behave differently, but I oppose revising the behavior of the > >> existing functions ... and I *definitely* oppose adding new > >> behavior-changing GUCs. The result of that will surely be chaos. > > > > Can you read up through August 1 and then reply? > > I have already read the entire thread, and replied only after reading > all messages.
Well, what are you replying to then? There is no GUC used, and everything is backward compatible. Your hyperbole about a new user being confused is also not helpful. What is this "chaos" you are talking about? -- Bruce Momjian <br...@momjian.us> http://momjian.us EnterpriseDB http://enterprisedb.com + As you are, so once was I. As I am, so you will be. + + Ancient Roman grave inscription + -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers