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


Robert Haas
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