On Sat, Mar 18, 2017 at 11:29 AM, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote:
> Magnus Hagander <mag...@hagander.net> writes:
>>> 2017-03-18 14:00 GMT+01:00 Peter Eisentraut 
>>> <peter.eisentr...@2ndquadrant.com>:
>>>> 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.

Well, let's do one thing at a time.  I think it'd be fine to drop
createlang and droplang; we can discuss other things on other threads.

Robert Haas
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