Re: Three-byte Unicode characters

From: Tom Lane
Subject: Re: Three-byte Unicode characters
Date: ,
Msg-id: 28616.1113149786@sss.pgh.pa.us
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In response to: Re: Three-byte Unicode characters  (Peter Eisentraut)
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Three-byte Unicode characters  (Bruce Momjian, )
 Re: Three-byte Unicode characters  (Peter Eisentraut, )
  Re: Three-byte Unicode characters  (Tom Lane, )
  Re: Three-byte Unicode characters  ("Marc G. Fournier", )

Peter Eisentraut <> writes:
> Bruce Momjian wrote:
>> So, we do have a bug, and we are probably going to need to fix it in
>> 8.0.X.

> This has never worked in all the years we have had Unicode 
> functionality, so I don't understand why we have to rush to fix it now.  
> Certainly, it ought to be fixed, but not in a minor release.

The reasons why we rejected applying John's patch at the tail end
of the 8.0 cycle are still valid: it is a new feature and there
is nontrivial risk of introducing new bugs (more specifically,
exposing bits of the system that aren't prepared for more-than-16-bit
characters).

I'm fine with changing it in the 8.1 cycle, but I think a back-patch
would be folly. 
        regards, tom lane



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