On Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 4:19 PM, Josh Berkus <j...@agliodbs.com> wrote: > Anyway, if it's ASCII-only, that's a guaranteed way to make sure it > isn't taken seriously.
Pre-9.1 levenshtein is ASCII-only, and I think some of the other stuff in contrib/fuzzystrmatch still is. We had to work pretty hard to avoid a massive performance loss when we made it multi-byte aware, and IIRC there is still a pretty significant performance loss if any multibyte characters are actually present. But at least now it doesn't return totally bogus answers. So I have some sympathy with the OP's desire not to burden himself with the non-ASCII case if he doesn't need it for his application, but I also agree with your point that we probably wouldn't accept code into contrib that doesn't. -- Robert Haas EnterpriseDB: http://www.enterprisedb.com The Enterprise PostgreSQL Company -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers