On Dec 19, 2006, at 9:50 PM, Jonah H. Harris wrote:

On 12/19/06, Tom Lane <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
I think we should just accept the strings case-insensitively, too.

While acknowledging Peter's pedantically-correct points, I say +1 for
ease of use.

+1. I spend some time walking people through tuning issues
by phone or IM. Anything that complicates supporting users or
frustrates users for no actual benefit is a bad thing.

(And this is unrelated to any theoretical units-aware data type -
we might well be interested in milliwatts and megawatts in a
datatype,  but in the configuration file we're unlikely to ever
need to configure things in units of millibits).


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