Am Donnerstag, 21. Juni 2007 00:38 schrieb Gregory Stark:
> > I think people are worried that an 'm' in one column might mean something
> > different than an 'm' in another column, and perhaps that is confusing.
> To whom? the person writing it?

If everyone around here had gotten their way we'd already be in a situation 
were you could write

log_rotation_age = 5m
log_rotation_size = 5m

And someone trained in the metric system would think, "What, five meters?".  
So it rotates when age and size are the same or what?  And the ultimate 
consequence of that thinking is that the PostgreSQL developers are uneducated 
dummies and clearly PostgreSQL cannot be a quality product if they can't even 
get that right.

So by all means add documentation and hints.

Btw.: I'm currently at DebConf in Edinburgh.  On Scottish motorway 
signage, "5m" means "five miles".  Even the Americans do that better.  So, 
no, you can't have "m" for "minutes". ;)

Peter Eisentraut

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