Neil Conway <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> On Sat, 2006-04-15 at 01:59 +0200, Nicolas Barbier wrote:
>> the following patch changes "parameter" to "gucname" in the grammar
>> (and later references) for the SET syntax in ALTER ROLE and ALTER
>> USER.

> Wouldn't "var_name", "varname", or something similar be more clear?
> "GUC" is probably not an acronym we should be exposing prominently to
> the user.

s/prominently/at all/ ... I don't think the proposed patch is an
improvement, and in fact see nothing wrong with the use of "parameter"
here.  If we want to abandon "parameter" as the official documentation
term for GUC variables, then there are dozens or hundreds of changes
to be made in config.sgml, to say nothing of other files.

                        regards, tom lane

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