[Chandler-dev] Index ordering and case sensitivity

Grant Baillie grant at osafoundation.org
Wed Nov 15 11:17:49 PST 2006


On 15 Nov, 2006, at 11:09, Bryan Stearns wrote:

> In looking into bug 5718, I noticed that string comparison for  
> indexing is done without ignoring case.
>
> This probably isn't what users expect, but the fix for this isn't  
> simple: case-insensitive comparison is locale-sensitive, which  
> would indicate that we'd need to reindex when the user changes  
> locales, which could be expensive.
>
> Any ideas on how to deal with this problem?

I'd vote for locale-aware sorting, and reindexing when the user  
changes locales. Changing locales isn't a particularly frequent  
operation, and AFAIK it's only supported via relaunch of Chandler for  
Preview.

--Grant




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