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Re: Rough sketch for locale by default

From: Hannu Krosing <hannu(at)tm(dot)ee>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: PostgreSQL Development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Rough sketch for locale by default
Date: 2002-03-28 15:56:39
Message-ID: 1017331004.6061.21.camel@taru.tm.ee (view raw or flat)
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On Wed, 2002-03-27 at 19:05, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> I've mentioned a while ago that I wanted to make the --enable-locale
> switch the default (and remove the switch), and make the choice of
> locale-awareness a run-time choice.  Here is how that might work. I've
> already explained how I plan to get around the performance problems, so
> this will just focus on the user interface.
> 
> We currently have two kinds of locale categories:  Those that must be
> fixed at initdb-time and those that may be changed at run-time.

As a more radical idea we should get rid of those which are fixed at
initdb time (except databases storage charset) and do proper NCHAR types
for anything not in C locale.

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Hannu



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