On 1/27/17 6:47 PM, Michael Paquier wrote:
On Sat, Jan 28, 2017 at 8:03 AM, Peter Eisentraut
<peter.eisentr...@2ndquadrant.com> wrote:
On 1/26/17 2:05 PM, Robert Haas wrote:
I do not think it can be right to rename the directory and not
anything else.

I think this is the root of the confusion.

A lot of people apparently consented to renaming pg_xlog with the
understanding that that's it, whereas other people understood it as
consensus for renaming everything.

You really have (at least) three options here:

1. Rename nothing
2. Rename directory only
3. Rename everything

and you need to count the votes of each pair separately.

4. Rename everything with aliases.

I would vote for 4., or 3. for consistency if 4. is not an eligible choice.

I vote for 3.

The problem I have with aliases is that they would need to be done across the board. At the least, we would need function aliases, symlinks for the binaries (which would rneed to be done by the packagers), aliases for the command line options, and lots of notations in the documentation.

All of this would need to be preserved more or less indefinitely, because if we can't decide on a break now it's not likely to happen later.


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