I've attached a new patch with the latest revisions of for the citext
contrib module patch. The changes include:
* Using strlen() to pass string lengths to the comparison function,
since lowercasing the value can change the length. Per Tom Lane.
* Made citextcmp consistently return int32, per Tom Lane.
* Made the hash index function return the proper value, per Tom Lane.
* Removed the COMMENTs and GRANTs from citext.sql.in.
* Added a cast function from bpchar to citext, as suggested by Tom Lane.
* Set the storage type for CITEXT to "extended", to ensure that it will
be toastable. Per Tom Lane.
* Fixed the COMMUTATOR of <=.
* Changed the cast from citext to bpchar from implicit to assignment.
This eliminates ambiguous function resolutions.
* Eliminated superflous functions, per Tom Lane.
* Removed unnecessary `OPERATOR()` calls in NEGATORs and the like.
* Added binary in/out functions. Per Tom Lane
* Added an explicit shell type to make the output a bit quieter.
* Converted tests to pure SQL and omitted multibyte tests (though a
few remain commented-out).
* Reorganized and expanded the documentation a bit.
This version is far better than I started with, and I'm very grateful
for the feedback.
Now, I have a few remaining questions to ask, mostly just to get your
* The README for citext 1.0 on pgFoundry says:
> I had to make a decision on casting between types for regular
> expressions and
> decided that if any parameter is of citext type then case
> insensitive applies.
> For example applying regular expressions with a varchar and a citext
> produce a case-insensitive result.
> Having thought about this afterwards I realised that since we have
> the option
> to use case-insensitive results with regular expressions I should
> have left the
> behaviour exactly as text and then you have the best of both
> worlds... oh well
> not hard to change for any of you perfectionists!
I followed the original and made all the regex and LIKE comparisons
case-insensitive. But maybe I should not have? Especially since the
regular expression functions (e.g., regexp_replace()) and a few non-
regex functions (e.g., replace()) still don't behave case-insensitively?
* If the answer is "no", how can I make those functions behave case-
insensitively? (See the "TODO" tests.)
* Should there be any other casts? To and from name, perhaps?
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