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From "Daniel John Debrunner (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (DERBY-2336) Enable collation based ordering for CHAR data type.
Date Wed, 07 Mar 2007 02:29:24 GMT

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Daniel John Debrunner commented on DERBY-2336:
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I'm just looking at options and as you say at the moment the need is one per database, but
at some point it will be per-something else, maybe schema, maybe column, maybe index column.
I think it's worth looking at possibilities now to see if general solution can exist.

Some of the issue is that currently a single format identifier and hence single object specifies
the data type and partially specifies the comparision logic.
For ascending/descending the format id does not specifiy the comparision logic, I guess instead
the performance hit is taken on every compare if the comparision is descending and thus the
comparison value needs to be switched.

Java took the path of separating the two, e.g. SortedMap objects use a Comparator interface.

One option is to take that path and make sure enough meta-data exists to create a correct
Comparator like object.
This would change the logic for comparisions to be:

   comparator.compare(v1, v2)

instead of today's

   v1.compare(v2)

The comparator does look more expensive but the ascending/descending logic could be in the
comparator, thus removing that check for the typical ascending case.

> Enable collation based ordering for CHAR data type.
> ---------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: DERBY-2336
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-2336
>             Project: Derby
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>          Components: SQL
>    Affects Versions: 10.3.0.0
>            Reporter: Mamta A. Satoor
>         Attachments: DERBY_LocalFinder_CodeCleanup_diff_V01.txt, DERBY_LocalFinder_CodeCleanup_stat_V01.txt
>
>
> I am breaking down the Parent task DERBY-1478 (Add built in language based ordering and
like processing to Derby) into multiple sub tasks. One of them is to concentrate on enabling
the collation based ordering on (hopefully the simplest of all the character data types) CHAR
data type. This task in itself might need subtasks if it is later found that it can be subdivided
into multiple smaller steps.

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