On 4 August 2016 at 05:00, Thomas Munro <thomas.mu...@enterprisedb.com>
> On Thu, Aug 4, 2016 at 5:16 AM, Craig Ringer <cr...@2ndquadrant.com>
> > On 3 August 2016 at 22:54, Álvaro Hernández Tortosa <a...@8kdata.com>
> >> What would it take to support it? Isn't the varlena header
> >> everywhere, which could help infer the real length of the string? Any
> >> pointers or suggestions would be welcome.
> > One of the bigger pain points is that our interaction with C library
> > collation routines for sorting uses NULL-terminated C strings. strcoll,
> > strxfrm, etc.
> That particular bit of the problem would go away if this ever happened:
> ucoll_strcoll takes explicit lengths (though optionally accepts -1 for
> null terminated mode).
Yep, it does. But we've made little to no progress on integration of ICU
support and AFAIK nobody's working on it right now.
I wonder how MySQL implements their collation and encoding support?
Craig Ringer http://www.2ndQuadrant.com/
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