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From Mark Robson <mar...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: default OrderPreservingPartitioner changed
Date Sat, 08 Aug 2009 10:51:12 GMT
2009/8/7 Jonathan Ellis <jbellis@gmail.com>

> The default OPP now does comparisons based strictly on byte order, and
> is no longer collation aware.  This is a better default choice for
> those who don't need collation since it's much faster.  If you do need
> collation, the old partitioner is still available as CollatingOPP:



That is a very good idea; the collation support was somewhat confusing
anyway.

If you need to put case-insensitive data into keys to do lookups / range
scans etc, just convert them to lowercase at insert-time. You can store the
original capitalisation in a column value.

Also it makes it consistent with what (e.g.) memcached does.

Mark

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