On Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 5:01 PM, Andres Freund <and...@anarazel.de> wrote:
> On 2017-03-16 16:59:29 -0400, Robert Haas wrote:
>> On Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 4:40 PM, Thomas Munro
>> <thomas.mu...@enterprisedb.com> wrote:
>> > Noticing that the assembled hackers don't seem to agree on $SUBJECT in
>> > new patches, I decided to plot counts of lines matching \<Size\> and
>> > \<size_t\> over time.  After a very long run in the lead, size_t has
>> > recently been left in the dust by Size.
>> I guess I assumed that we wouldn't have defined PG-specific types if
>> we wanted to just use the OS-supplied ones.
> I think, in this case, defining Size in the first place was a bad call
> on behalf of the project.  It gains us absolutely nothing, but makes it
> harder to read for people that don't know PG all that well.  I think we
> should slowly phase out Size usage, at least in new code.

Well, I don't think we want to end up with a mix of Size and size_t in
related code.  That buys nobody anything.  I'm fine with replacing
Size with size_t if they are always equivalent, but there's no sense
in having a jumble of styles.

Robert Haas
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