Peter Eisentraut <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> Gregory Stark wrote:
> > > But that won't help in the example you posted upthread, because
> > > char(N) is not fixed-length.
> >
> > Sure it is because any sane database--certainly any sane database
> > using char(N)--is in C locale anyways.
> This matter is completely independent of the choice of locale and 
> therefore any unilateral redefinition of sanity that you might come up 
> with.

Except it isn't. If you're dealing with fixed length ascii codes from existing
databases you interoperate with then you will have problems if you initialize
your database in a non-C locale. Interpreting those codes in your locale will
be do incorrect things like treat them as case insensitive or ignore spaces in
collation, etc.


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