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Re: regress test failed

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: Pavel Stehule <pavel(dot)stehule(at)gmail(dot)com>, PostgreSQL Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: regress test failed
Date: 2011-09-04 14:47:46
Message-ID: 4E638F92.2020409@dunslane.net (view raw or flat)
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On 09/04/2011 10:23 AM, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> On sön, 2011-09-04 at 08:57 -0400, Andrew Dunstan wrote:
>> In what locale does 'sc' sort before 's4'?
> In Czech.
>
>> (And I'd humbly suggest that whatever locale it is is possibly
>> broken.)
> There were some discussions about this in the past; it's apparently
> based on a national standard and completely valid.
>


Well, I don't think we are obliged to cater for locales that break ASCII 
ordering. (There's a reason the buildfarm client runs its first set of 
checks in C locale).

And to answer Pavel's question in email to me (maybe he meant to hit 
reply-all instead of reply):

> This order is based on czech locale, but regress tests should be
> independent on locale?
>

No, it's not really possible. Something has to determine sort order.


cheers

andrew

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