This release contains a variety of fixes from 7.3.16.
A dump/restore is not required for those running 7.3.X.
However, if you are upgrading from a version earlier than
7.3.13, see Section E.162,
« Release 7.3.13 ».
to_number() and to_char(numeric) are now STABLE, not IMMUTABLE, for new initdb installs (Tom)
This is because lc_numeric can
potentially change the output of these functions.
Improve index usage of regular expressions that use
This improves psql
\d performance also.