Cynthia, Please don't top-post on the PG mailing lists but rather write responses in-line.
* Cynthia Shang (cynthia.sh...@crunchydata.com) wrote: > I have never heard of coding standards where naming conventions required a > function/variable name match a directory or file name. It seems that would be > restrictive. We aren't discussing a coding standard, we're talking about changing the references from 'xlog' to 'wal' to match the change we did to the directory, to be consistent. > I'm not trying to pick a fight, I just think the pros should outweigh the > cons when choosing a path forward. In this case I see lots of cons and one > partial pro; partial because renaming only user facing functions and > documentation will create inconsistency within the Postgres code for all of > the following. It sounds as if your minds are already made up, which saddens > me but I will say nothing further on the matter. All backwards incompatible changes are judgement calls and people are certainly welcome to have different opinions. I have a pretty strong feeling about this particular change being worthwhile and also pretty long overdue. [... list of references to xlog in the code ...] No need to include a list, I can find them myself. :) Nearly all of the references listed are internal functions or references in the code. Those don't need to be changed, just the user-facing pieces, which is quite a bit less. The doxygen website is generated directly off of the code and isn't user-facing documentation. Thanks! Stephen
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