On Thu, Sep 18, 2014 at 6:51 AM, Heikki Linnakangas <hlinnakan...@vmware.com> wrote: > The same it works with libxml, openssl, libreadline and all the other > libraries you can build with.
I like the comparison with libxml. If we were to adopt ICU, it would be as a core component that makes collation versioning work, that in practice all packages use. It wouldn't actually be mandatory, but almost universally available in practice. I really think that long term, relying on the OS collations is not a good plan. It's a big contributing factor to our reticence on the question of when two different systems should be considered compatible for the purposes of physical replication. Not that I'm volunteering to work on it! -- Peter Geoghegan -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers