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Re: Do we really want to migrate plproxy and citext into PG core distribution?

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
Cc: Asko Oja <ascoja(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Do we really want to migrate plproxy and citext into PG core distribution?
Date: 2008-07-28 19:29:26
Message-ID: 26601.1217273366@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net> writes:
> ISTM that Tom's objection is really that citext is a hack, and that it 
> will actually make it harder for us to get to a collation-based case 
> insensitive comparison.

Well, it won't make it harder to implement collations; but I worry that
people who have been relying on the citext syntax will have a hard time
migrating to collations.  Perhaps if someone did the legwork to
determine exactly what that conversion would look like, it would assuage
the fear.

			regards, tom lane

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