On Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 1:21 PM, Andres Freund <and...@anarazel.de> wrote: > On 2017-01-24 16:47:29 -0500, Robert Haas wrote: >> I'm happy to go change every last bit of it. > > I quite regret not aggressively opining against the renaming of pg_xlog > to pg_wal. I think the few users deleting their data don't weigh against > renaming a bunch of tools and function for some sense of > consistency. This will cause pain for a couple years - maybe it'll be > worth it 6-7 releases down the line, but I doubt before that. But then > the original discussion was about renaming pg_xlog, not about a general > s/xlog/$something/.
I completely understand that position. I have always been doubtful of the value of renaming pg_xlog to pg_wal, and I'm not any more dedicated to the idea now than I was when I committed that patch. But there was overwhelming support for it, consensus on a level rarely seen here. I do not think it can be right to rename the directory and not anything else. I stand by what I wrote in https://www.postgresql.org/message-id/ca+tgmobehp2qbtmvyxg2x8pm_9utjrya-rom5xl4quya26c...@mail.gmail.com -- Robert Haas EnterpriseDB: http://www.enterprisedb.com The Enterprise PostgreSQL Company -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers