is there any official or "de-facto" official implementation of Levenshtein distance on MariaDB 10.2 or 10.3?

I found this https://github.com/juanmirocks/Levenshtein-MySQL-UDF, but I want to be sure that there are no alternatives.


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There is no single officially approved or universally accepted implementation as of writing this (May 2019). However, as suggested by Rick James in a comment,

Search for mysql Levenshtein; there are several implementations out there. I don't know if they are all the same. A UDF implementation is likely to be faster than a Stored Procedure.

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