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Re: LIKE/ESCAPE implementation

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Thomas Lockhart <lockhart(at)alumni(dot)caltech(dot)edu>
Cc: Thomas Swan <tswan(at)olemiss(dot)edu>, Hackers List <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: LIKE/ESCAPE implementation
Date: 2000-08-06 04:10:10
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Thomas Lockhart <lockhart(at)alumni(dot)caltech(dot)edu> writes:
> I had thought it would be trivial to do ILIKE, but now I'm not sure how
> to handle the multi-byte case. It isn't sufficient to wrap the
> single-byte comparison arguments with tolower() is it??

I'd be inclined to force both strings to lower case as a whole and
then apply normal LIKE.  Comments anyone?

> I recall people asking for it, but since it is a non-standard
> feature what implementation example should I follow? What alternatives
> are there? Is "check the archives" sufficient to produce a complete
> design discussion?

I do not recall seeing a complete proposal, but wasn't someone just
opining that Oracle has such a feature?  If so, borrowing their spec
seems the thing to do.

			regards, tom lane

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