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Re: [GENERAL] interesting PHP/MySQL thread

From: The Hermit Hacker <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
To: nolan(at)celery(dot)tssi(dot)com
Cc: The Hermit Hacker <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>,Jan Wieck <JanWieck(at)Yahoo(dot)com>,Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>,Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, Joe Conway <mail(at)joeconway(dot)com>,"\"\"Advocacy PostgreSQL\"\"" <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>,PostgreSQL-general <pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [GENERAL] interesting PHP/MySQL thread
Date: 2003-06-23 04:54:24
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On Sun, 22 Jun 2003 nolan(at)celery(dot)tssi(dot)com wrote:

> > On Sun, 22 Jun 2003 nolan(at)celery(dot)tssi(dot)com wrote:
> >
> > > MySQL also does case independent text comparisions, and apparently ONLY
> > > case-insensitive comparisons.
> >
> > Is this a good thing?  Doesn't sound like it to me, but figured I'd ask :)
>
> I think it is a classic case of thinking 'small'.  :-)
>
> The CIO on the project I'm working on thinks it is a good thing,
> but he's coming from a MySQL environment, which he only learned in the
> last year or so and he does not appear to have a lot of familiarity with
> larger databases.
>
> Personally, if I want case insensitivity, I'll WRITE IT INTO THE CODE,
> but I can see how some people might think that 'NOLAN', 'Nolan' and
> 'nolan' should be considered as the same data.

Oh, you mean like "SELECT * FROM table WHERE field ~* 'nolan';"?


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