PostgreSQL Bugs List wrote:
> why is this feature important?
> having in mind the development of datawarehouses with huge amount of
> data (hundreds of millions, or billions of rows in fact tables) every
> byte is of importance.
Yet how many applications could make use of the limited range that a
1-byte integer type would provide? Compared to the mess this would
introduce into the resolution of numeric literals and functions, this
seems to be of limited use. I suggest that you implement this as an
extension module for your own use.
4-bit integers are out of the question. The architecture doesn't allow
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