Re: WIP patch: Collation support

From: Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog(at)svana(dot)org>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: Radek Strnad <radek(dot)strnad(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: WIP patch: Collation support
Date: 2008-09-02 12:00:08
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On Tue, Sep 02, 2008 at 02:50:47PM +0300, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> Radek Strnad wrote:
> >- new collations can be defined with command CREATE COLLATION <collation
> >name> FOR <character set specification> FROM <existing collation name>
> >[STRCOLFN <fn name>]
> >[ <pad characteristic> ] [ <case sensitive> ] [ LCCOLLATE <lc_collate> ]
> >[ LCCTYPE <lc_ctype> ]
> How do you plan to make a collation case sensitive or accent sensitive?
> I have previously commented that this is not a realistic view on how
> collations work. Since you are apparently planning to use the system
> locales, I don't see how you can make this work.

While it's true POSIX locales don't handle this, other collation
libraries do and we should support them if the user wants.

Have a nice day,
Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog(at)svana(dot)org>
> Please line up in a tree and maintain the heap invariant while
> boarding. Thank you for flying nlogn airlines.

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