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Re: Default Locale in initdb

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Christopher Kings-Lynne <chriskl(at)familyhealth(dot)com(dot)au>
Cc: Paul Ramsey <pramsey(at)refractions(dot)net>,pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Default Locale in initdb
Date: 2004-06-03 01:30:02
Message-ID: 200406030130.i531U2s19482@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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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?

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