Bruce Momjian wrote:
> Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> > Simon Riggs wrote:
> > > pg_ctl -D test -U foo start
> > > pg_ctl -D test -W start
> > > pg_ctl -D test -w stop
> > > pg_ctl -D test -l fast stop
> > > etc.. (16 possible error combinations in total now checked)
> >
> > I object to making these throw an error.  It is very convenient to
> > be able to alter the command line from start to stop to reload etc.
> > without having to remove or rewrite all the options that are not
> > really relevant for that particular operation.
> For a command as significant as pg_ctl, I can't see how making it
> _convenient_ is a good argument.

Well, loss of convenience is one argument in opposition to this change 
but I don't see any argument in _favor_ of this change other than 
"let's reject these option combinations", some of which seem perfectly 

Peter Eisentraut

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