Am Donnerstag, 21. Juni 2007 00:10 schrieb Gregory Stark:
> Afaict nobody has expressed a single downside to accepting other
> abbreviations.

The two downsides I can see are that it would confuse users (even if it 
apparently wouldn't confuse *you*), and that there is a chance that the 
configuration system would work differently from other PostgreSQL components 
or parts.  For example modules like earth distance or other astronomy, 
physics, or geography modules might all have to create their own sets 
of "clearly unambiguous" unit sets for themselves.  Few or none of these 
types of modules exist yet, of course.  I would like to have a units-aware 
data type that you can use for storing and computing with measurements, and I 
would like to be able to use that same type for dealing with configuration 

Peter Eisentraut

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