Stephen Frost <sfr...@snowman.net> writes: > * Magnus Hagander (mag...@hagander.net) wrote: >> On Sat, Mar 18, 2017 at 9:23 PM, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote: >>> 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.
>> I'd suggest doing it in the other direction, but yeah, that seems like a >> softer way to handle it. As long as we clearly document them as such. >> Perhaps we should even have them output a little "hey you should be using >> pg_xyz" if they are used by the wrong name, but I wonder if that might >> break things. > I don't really agree with these half-measures. It's not a "half measure", it's providing a sane upgrade path. If we had not had the deprecation notice in place for createlang, I do not think Magnus' proposal to remove it would have been accepted so easily --- or, probably, at all. There is no such notice in place for createdb or createuser, so arguing by analogy to that proposal falls flat. regards, tom lane -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers