> Christopher Kings-Lynne wrote:
>> > When this new behavior was introduced, and I migrated our databases to
>> > the new PgSQL version (dump/restore), the locale of all my databases
>> > were silently changed from C to US_en. This broke one application in a
>> > very subtle way because of slightly different sort behavior in the
>> > different locale. Tracking it down was quite tricky.
>> > PgSQL was just a little too helpful in this case.
>> Seems pretty nasty thing to do. I would so vote for making -E and -W
>> and --locate required flags to initdb. Oh the amount of time I've spent
>> with people in IRC..
> What about folks who don't use locales?
This has bitten me a couple times. In what version did it change?
My feeling, and I'd like to see what everyone else thinks, is that if you
do not specify a locale, you get "C."
That way things work as you'd expect in most cases.
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