Monday, September 8, 2008

Re: [HACKERS] [PATCH] Cleanup of GUC units code

"Greg Stark" <> writes:
> On Mon, Sep 8, 2008 at 2:11 PM, Tom Lane <> wrote:
>> But of course case insensitivity isn't going to fix that example for you.
>> So we're right back at the question of where we should draw the line in
>> trying to accept variant input.

> Well it's not a perfect precedent but for example, dd accepts:

> G (2^30)
> M (2^20)
> k (2^10)
> K (2^10)
> Kb (10^3)
> MB (10^6)
> GB (10^9)
> b (512)

Hmm. I could get behind a proposal to allow single-letter abbreviations
if it could be made to work across the board, but what about the time
units? "ms" vs "min" is the sticky part there...

regards, tom lane

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