Magnus Hagander <mag...@hagander.net> writes: > createuser, dropuser - definitely pollutes the namespace, people do > sometimes try them for the wrong thing. Unlike the db ones they do add > value though -- I don't think we have a psql way of in a single command > doing what --pwprompt on createuser does, do we? But given that we are in > the process of breaking a lot of other scripts for 10, perhaps we should > rename it to pg_createuser?
I'm not particularly on board with arguments like "we already broke a ton of stuff so let's break some more". Eventually you've managed to create a daunting barrier to upgrading at all. I think a more reasonable way to proceed is to install symlinks pg_createuser -> createuser (or the other direction), mark the older names as deprecated, and announce that we'll remove the old names a few releases from now. That gives people time to adjust. Maybe we should handle createdb likewise, rather than just kicking it to the curb. I know I use it quite often; it's less typing than psql -c 'create database ...' postgres, and still would be with a pg_ prefix. regards, tom lane -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers