Stephen Frost <sfr...@snowman.net> writes: > * David Fetter (da...@fetter.org) wrote: >> On Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 02:23:32PM -0400, Tom Lane wrote: >>> I don't see one single one of those subdirectory names that I'd call >>> self-documenting.
>> That's a problem we should do something about, even if we can't do it >> by renaming these all in one go. At the very least, we can do this >> for any new names. > I disagree that excessivly long names for files or directories are > useful and should be fully self-documenting. I'm mostly with Stephen on this. As the names stand, they encourage people to go look at the documentation, https://www.postgresql.org/docs/devel/static/storage-file-layout.html which will provide more information than you'd ever get out of any reasonable directory name. Having said that, I still don't like "pg_logical", but I suppose renaming it would have more downsides than upsides. 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