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Re: Anyone care about type "filename" ?

From: The Hermit Hacker <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Anyone care about type "filename" ?
Date: 2000-08-01 20:27:57
Message-ID: Pine.BSF.4.21.0008011727110.555-100000@thelab.hub.org (view raw or flat)
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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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