On Tue, 1 Aug 2000, Tom Lane wrote:
> 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.
okay, reword ... what would have been the difference between that and
char(256)? :) I'm just curious as to whether it had any checks that would
have validated it as being a filename or something like that, that's all
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