Nico Williams <> writes:
> On Tue, Dec 13, 2016 at 10:26:24AM +0900, Michael Paquier wrote:
>> On Mon, Dec 12, 2016 at 10:22 PM, Greg Stark <> wrote:
>>> One option might be for Postgres to define duplicate operator names
>>> using ¿ or something else.

>> Are you sure that using a non-ASCII character is a good idea for an
>> in-core operator? I would think no.

> Eventually language designers will cross that Rubicon in mainstream
> languages.  And why not?

Because it will create all sorts of character-set-conversion hazards.

In the current design of Postgres it flat out would not work, because
template0 has to be encoding-agnostic.

                        regards, tom lane

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