On Sat, Sep 30, 2017 at 11:25:43AM -0400, Tom Lane wrote: > Noah Misch <n...@leadboat.com> writes: > > On Mon, Sep 25, 2017 at 09:36:44AM -0700, Peter Geoghegan wrote: > >>> I think it's inevitable that a certain number of users are going to > >>> have to cope with ICU version changes breaking stuff. > > >> Wasn't the main point of adopting ICU that that doesn't happen when it > >> isn't essential? > > > I wouldn't describe it that way. I agree that few, if any, ICU upgrades > > will > > remove country or language codes. Overall, though, almost every ICU upgrade > > will be difficult. Each ICU release, even a minor release like 58.2, > > changes > > the sorting rules in some tiny way. You then see "Rebuild all objects > > affected by this collation" messages. > > Sure, but dealing with that is mechanical: reindex the necessary indexes > and you're done.
In the general case, one must revalidate CHECK constraints, re-partition tables, revalidate range values, and reindex. > In the libc world, > when you upgrade libc's locale definitions, you have no idea what the > consequences are. Yep. It's strictly better than the libc case. -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers