Tom, thank you for that pointer.  I get now that it is not free and therefore
why its not something that should be changed by default.

I guess the problem is 'build your own copy' (i.e. compiling from source) is
something that sends most DB teams running into the hills.

A solution might be to make NAMEDATALEN configurable without having to
recompile source (perhaps a config variable or an initdb parameter). When I
have some free time I will investigate whether this is doable.

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