Peter Eisentraut wrote: > - Naming of collations: Are we happy with the "de%icu" naming? I might > have come up with that while reviewing the IPv6 zone index patch. ;-) > An alternative might be "de$icu" for more Oracle vibe and avoiding the > need for double quotes in some cases. (But we have mixed-case names > like "de_AT%icu", so further changes would be necessary to fully get rid > of the need for quoting.) A more radical alternative would be to > install ICU locales in a different schema and use the search_path, or > even have a separate search path setting for collations only. Which > leads to ... > > - Selecting default collation provider: Maybe we want a setting, say in > initdb, to determine which provider's collations get the "good" names? > Maybe not necessary for this release, but something to think about.
I'm not sure I like "default collations" to depend on either search_path or some hypothetical future setting. That seems to lead to unproductive discussions on mailing list questions, User: hey, my sort doesn't work sanely Pg person: okay, but what collation are you using? Look for the collate clause User: Ah, it's de_DE Pg person: oh, okay, but is it ICU's de_DE or the libc's? User: ... -- Álvaro Herrera https://www.2ndQuadrant.com/ PostgreSQL Development, 24x7 Support, Remote DBA, Training & Services -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers