purple_conv_chat_cb_find's use of g_utf8_collate

Richard Laager rlaager at wiktel.com
Wed Apr 15 00:59:51 EDT 2009

On Tue, 2009-04-14 at 02:27 -0400, Zachary West wrote:
> purple_conv_chat_cb_find() uses g_utf8_collate() to find
> PurpleConvChatBuddys, but this is a _very, very_ slow function, taking
> up a significant chunk of time when dealing with it.
> Is there any reason for this function to be using g_utf8_collate()
> instead of purple_strequal() and purple_normalize()ing the nicks? It's
> just trying to identify which nicks are equal, does it need to take
> the locale into consideration?

It looks like it's using g_utf8_collate() strictly for comparisons. I
don't see how being "linguistically correct" is useful when you simply
want to compare for equality. I haven't tested it, but from a quick read
of the code, I don't know why purple_strequal() by itself wouldn't be

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