On Mon, 31 Jul 2000, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > I'm thinking of removing the datatype "filename", which is a fixed-size
> > array of 256 characters with no support functions other than input and
> > output converters. Apparently it was once used in the system tables,
> > but it is so no longer AFAICT. Since it's fixed-length, it cannot be
> > made TOASTable, which makes it substantially inferior to type "text"
> > for any purpose that I can think of.
> > Anyone using this type?
> I vote for removal.
works for me too ...
curious though, but why would such a type even be used in the system
tables? what difference does it have to a varchar(256)?
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