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Re: Patch for database locale settings

From: Alexey Slynko <slynko(at)tronet(dot)ru>
To: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)dcc(dot)uchile(dot)cl>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Patch for database locale settings
Date: 2005-03-28 16:04:18
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> On Mon, Mar 28, 2005 at 12:16:42PM +0400, Alexey Slynko wrote:
> > this patch allow to use database locale settings. It remove cluster locale 
> > settings, and append LCCTYPE and
> > LCCOLLATE items to  CREATE DATABASE syntax.
> > 
> > Any considerations ?
> The problem with this is what happens to indexes on shared relations.
> If you change the collation, they are no longer valid.  And you can't
> just reindex them, because then they would no longer be valid for other
> databases.
I havn't see any shared indices, that uses any variable collation, like text 
indices. All shared indexed columns have integer and name type. As I understand, 
all this types have fixed collation. Or I've missed something ?

> Maybe it would work if we forced indexes on shared relations to be
> scanned using a fixed collation.
> Not sure about the ctype part ...
> -- 
> Alvaro Herrera (<alvherre[(at)]dcc(dot)uchile(dot)cl>)
> "Los rom–źnticos son seres que mueren de deseos de vida"

 				Alexey Slynko
 				E-mail: slynko(at)tronet(dot)ru


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