On May 30, 2007, at 3:40 PM, Neil Conway wrote:
On Wed, 2007-30-05 at 21:23 +0200, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
I'm not sure what your rationale was for creating lower-case words
instead of upper case, except for it looks nicer. Is there a technical

There's no real technical reason: the standard says upper-case, but PG's general philosophy of case folding would suggest folding to lower- case.
If we were compliant with the spec's case folding requirements then
emitting uppercase would be the clear choice, but since we aren't, I
don't have strong feelings either way.

Sorry for the late reply...

I'm worried that this would make us incompatible with cross-database code. Granted, should probably be using a boolean representation, but I'm not sure if that's universally true. And if we find out later that lower case is a problem, it won't be possible to change it without messing with the rest of our users. I think it'd be best to go with the spec.
Jim Nasby                                            [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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