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On Thu, May 04, 2006 at 01:23:44PM -0700, felix@... wrote:
> On Wed, May 03, 2006 at 05:12:09PM -0700, felix@... wrote:
> > I have discovered an inconsistency in how perl and sort handle locale.
> > Here are two commands you can run in a shell ...
> > (echo '/'; echo '?') | sort
> > (echo '/'; echo '?') | perl -e '@x = <>; print $_ foreach sort @x'
> > With LANG=en_US.UTF-8, sort says ? comes before /, perl says the
> > opposite. Setting LC_COLLATE=C switches the sort behavior.
> I have now found that if you add "use locales" to the perl code, it
> also sorts utf difefrently.
And I have now found that even with "use locale" ("locales" is a
typo), perl disagrees with sort and postgres for certain values of
"bin" and "/bin".
The moral of the story is to not rely on perl text ordering to match
at least sort and postgres, and probably almost every other external
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