Robert Haas wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 2, 2016 at 8:07 PM, Kyotaro HORIGUCHI
> <> wrote:
> > Hello, thank you for the comments.
> >> I think we should leave string_length as it is and use a new variable
> >> for character-based length, as in the attached.
> >
> > Basically agreed but I like byte_length for the previous
> > string_length and string_length for string_length_cars. Also
> > text_length is renamed in the attached patch.
> I committed this and back-patched this but (1) I avoided changing the
> other functions for now and (2) I gave both the byte length and the
> character length new names to avoid confusion.

These tweaks appear to have been universally disliked by buildfarm

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