Just following up here since I haven't gotten a reply -- I'd love to work with someone from the Postgres community on a plan to make the tsearch_extras functionality available as part of mainline postgres.
-Tim Abbott On Wed, Feb 3, 2016 at 9:41 PM, Tim Abbott <tabb...@mit.edu> wrote: > Hello, > > I'm a maintainer of the Zulip open source group chat application. Zulip > depends on a small (~200 lines) postgres extension called tsearch_extras ( > https://github.com/zbenjamin/tsearch_extras) that returns the actual > (offset, length) pairs of all the matches for a postgres full text search > query. This extension allows Zulip to do its own highlighting of the full > text search matches, using a more complicated method than what Postgres > supports natively. > > I think tsearch_extras is probably of value to others using postgres > full-text search (and I'd certainly love to get out of the business of > maintaining an out-of-tree postgres extension), so I'm wondering if this > feature (or a variant of it) would be of interest to upstream? > > Thanks! > > -Tim Abbott > > (See > http://www.postgresql.org/message-id/flat/52c7186d.8010...@strangersgate.com#52c7186d.8010...@strangersgate.com > for the discussion on postgres mailing lists that caused us to write this > module in the first place.) > >