Дана Friday 15 May 2009 11:47:56 Tisza Gergő написа:
What are the chances that we get decent MySQL
collation in the close future
(say, next few years)? Bug 164 was opened 5 years ago, there is no point in
waiting another 5 years for database-level collations (and we do get them,
the system proposed in this thread can be removed without any
complication). Waiting forever will only result in people implementing the
same solution with DEFAULTSORT, either by hand (huge waste of resources) or
with bots (even more expensive than a built-in algorithm).
Given that WMF is one of the largest and most visible MySQL users, wouldn't it
be possible to push this a bit? Perhaps even help with developer time (that
would otherwise be spent on working around this problem)?