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Re: Default Locale in initdb

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Default Locale in initdb
Date: 2004-06-02 18:01:53
Message-ID: 40BE1611.2020109@dunslane.net (view raw or flat)
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pgsql(at)mohawksoft(dot)com wrote:

>Is it me or has the default locale of created databases change at some point?
>
>Currently, on Linux, if one does not specify a locale, the locale is taken
>from the system environment and it is not "C."
>
>While I can both sides of a discussion, I think that choosing a "locale"
>without one being specified is a bad idea, even if it is the locale of the
>machine. The reason why it is a bad idea is that certain features of the
>database which only work correctly with a locale of "C" will not work by
>default.
>
>  
>

This is not new behaviour.

(Why are you the only person who posts here who is nameless?)

cheers

andrew

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