The Hermit Hacker <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org> writes:
> curious though, but why would such a type even be used in the system
> tables? what difference does it have to a varchar(256)?
It was *fixed* length, not varlena. 256 bytes, no more, no less,
no length word, no nuthin.
Might've had some use in a system table, but I can't see a reason
for it in general-purpose user tables.
In any case, it's already history ;-)
regards, tom lane
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