On 9 February 2012 17:16, Bruce Momjian <br...@momjian.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 -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers