On Jun 5, 9:19 am, [EMAIL PROTECTED] (Alvaro Herrera) wrote:
> Zdenek Kotala wrote:
> > Tom Lane wrote:
> > >Bruce Momjian <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > >>Is this a TODO?
> > >I don't think so; there is no demand from anybody but Zdenek to remove
> > >those programs.  Has it ever even come up before?
> Personally I found really strange to have "createuser" and "createdb"
> shipped by Postgres when I started using it.  I just didn't complain.

+1. Given the prevalence of the pg_foo convention, those names are
clunky. So is initdb. I'm less creative than Zdenek, so I'd suggest
simply renaming to pg_createuser and friends with the same command
line options as the originals. Have the binaries check $0 and emit a
warning about using the deprecated name to STDERR if called by a name
that doesn't have the pg_ prefix. Default to symlinking the old names
for backwards compatibility until 9.0.


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