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Re: Anyone care about type "filename" ?

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: The Hermit Hacker <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>
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 04:04:37
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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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