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[PostgreSQL] Re : Abbreviation list

Laurent ROCHE
Oct 18, 2007 at 9:26 pm
Yep, having a list would be good !

To answer your question, DDL is not a PG (here is another one) abbreviation but a database abbreviation.
It stands for Data Definition Language ... and basically that means SQL orders to manage objects (CREATE, DROP, ALTER) see Wikipedia for more info.

No idea what GUC is, though !


Have fun,
L@u
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Steve Crawford wrote:
Is there a comprehensive (or semi-comprehensive) on-line list of
commonly used PG-related abbreviations used in PostgreSQL documentation,
mail-lists, etc.? If there is not, would such a list make a reasonable
one-page addition to the PG manual?
I don't think we have one, but IMHO it would be an excellent idea. We
do have some abbreviations, e.g. HOT, TOAST, WAL are the ones that
jump immediately to mind (besides the ones you mentioned).

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  • Raymond O'Donnell at Oct 18, 2007 at 9:44 pm

    On 18/10/2007 22:26, Laurent ROCHE wrote:

    No idea what GUC is, though !
    Grand Unified Contraption? ;-)

    Ray (who's just been reading Jules Verne).


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  • Steve Crawford at Oct 18, 2007 at 11:52 pm

    Raymond O'Donnell wrote:
    On 18/10/2007 22:26, Laurent ROCHE wrote:

    No idea what GUC is, though !
    Grand Unified Contraption? ;-)

    Ray (who's just been reading Jules Verne).
    It's Global User Configuration. But the confusion does point out the
    need for a reference.

    -Steve
  • Alvaro Herrera at Oct 19, 2007 at 1:20 am

    Steve Crawford wrote:
    Raymond O'Donnell wrote:
    On 18/10/2007 22:26, Laurent ROCHE wrote:

    No idea what GUC is, though !
    Grand Unified Contraption? ;-)

    Ray (who's just been reading Jules Verne).
    It's Global User Configuration. But the confusion does point out the
    need for a reference.
    I think it is Grand Unified Configuration actually ... what does Verne
    use? I don't know the reference.

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  • Tom Lane at Oct 19, 2007 at 2:53 am

    Alvaro Herrera writes:
    Steve Crawford wrote:
    Raymond O'Donnell wrote:
    On 18/10/2007 22:26, Laurent ROCHE wrote:
    No idea what GUC is, though !
    It's Global User Configuration. But the confusion does point out the
    need for a reference.
    I think it is Grand Unified Configuration actually ...
    Alvaro remembers correctly. Peter invented the term when he proposed
    replacing a bunch of ad-hoc configuration thingies with one mechanism:

    http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-hackers/2000-03/msg00107.php

    If you don't remember how things worked before that, be glad ;-)

    regards, tom lane
  • Steve Crawford at Oct 19, 2007 at 3:17 pm

    Alvaro Herrera wrote:
    Steve Crawford wrote:
    Raymond O'Donnell wrote:
    On 18/10/2007 22:26, Laurent ROCHE wrote:

    No idea what GUC is, though !
    Grand Unified Contraption? ;-)

    Ray (who's just been reading Jules Verne).
    It's Global User Configuration. But the confusion does point out the
    need for a reference.
    I think it is Grand Unified Configuration actually ... what does Verne
    use? I don't know the reference.
    I knew someone would correct any errors. I searched high and low and
    stopped when I saw the first reasonable sounding explanation:
    http://www.varlena.com/GeneralBits/Tidbits/annotated_conf_e.html

    Searching Google'"Global User Configuration" postgresql guc' yields 700
    results. Altering that to "Grand Unified Configuration" yields 1,570.
    Confusion apparently abounds.

    Cheers,
    Steve

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