On Tue, 25 Feb 2003, Justin Clift wrote:

> Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> > Tom Lane writes:
> >
> >>My feeling too.  Whatever you may think of its usefulness, it's been a
> >>documented feature since 7.1.  It's a bit late to reconsider.
> >
> > It's never too late for new users to reconsider.  It's also never too late
> > to change your application of performance is not satisfactory.
> >
> Well, ILIKE has been a feature for quite some time and the amount of
> negative feedback we've been receiving about upgrade problems makes me
> feel that _removing_ it would be detrimental.  (i.e. broken applications)
> As an alternative to _removing_ it, would a feasible idea be to
> transparently alias it to something else, say a specific type of regex
> query or something?

Why screw with it for the sake of screwing with it?

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