Magnus Hagander <> writes:
>> 2017-03-18 14:00 GMT+01:00 Peter Eisentraut 
>> <>:
>>> I just noticed that createlang and droplang have been listed as
>>> deprecated since PG 9.1.
>>> Do we dare remove them?

> (I'd extend it to all the non-prefixed pg binaries, but let's open that can
> of worms right now, one thing at a time)

To my mind, these two and createuser/dropuser are the only really serious
namespacing problems among our standard binaries.  The ones with names
ending in "db" don't seem likely to cause huge confusion.  I suppose that
if we were naming it today, "psql" wouldn't get that name; but the chances
of renaming that one are certainly zero, namespace conflict or no.

But createuser/dropuser are a real problem, because they certainly could
be mistaken for system-level utilities.

                        regards, tom lane

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