On 9 February 2012 17:16, Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us> wrote:
>> Yes, I am. The main reason that the loops exist in those functions
>> (which is the only way that they substantially differ) is because they
>> each have to get the other keys through various ways that characterise
>> the tuple class that they encapsulate (index_getattr(),
>> heap_getattr(), etc).
> Does this help all types for sorting, including strings?
Yes, it does, though of course that's not expected to make too much
difference with text when the C locale isn't used, because the
comparisons are inherently much more expensive, and there isn't a
whole lot we can do about that, at least here.
Peter Geoghegan http://www.2ndQuadrant.com/
PostgreSQL Development, 24x7 Support, Training and Services
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