Gregory Stark <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> The key to the algorithm is that it uses a trie to bin rows with common
> leading prefixes together. This avoids performing redundant comparisons
> between those columns later.

Interesting, but doesn't that make it utterly useless for sorting in
non-C locales?

I'm not that thrilled with introducing datatype-specific paths into the
sort code anyway; seems like a maintenance nightmare.

                        regards, tom lane

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