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Re: BUG #1257: add support for 1-byte integer and 4-bit integer

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "stig" <stigerikson(at)yahoo(dot)se>
Cc: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: BUG #1257: add support for 1-byte integer and 4-bit integer
Date: 2004-09-17 21:55:21
Message-ID: 25442.1095458121@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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"PostgreSQL Bugs List" <pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org> writes:
> for the next version of postgresql i would like to see support for 1-byte 
> integers (signed and unsigned) and also for 4-bit (1/2-byte) integers 
> (signed and unsigned). 

See the "char" type (not to be confused with char(n)) and the bitstring
type.  There are never going to be sub-byte-sized columns in Postgres;
it just doesn't fit into our storage management model.

			regards, tom lane

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