On Tuesday, August 5, 2003, at 12:35 AM, keitai-l_at_appelsiini.net wrote:
> May I suggest using the "variable character" type? :)
but that doesn't help much if...
1) the permitted length of the email exceeds 256bytes...
2) we want to format it nicely for output to a printer....
3) we want to use non-variable length fields for the (alleged) speed
boost that it gives in mysql... (if the whole table is fixed length
4) we want to use a max length value as an additional sanity check on
As I said, nothing much hangs on it, but it is nice to know. In
general I think one should ALWAYS know what the upper size limit of
sane input data is, on general principles, regardless of the elasticity
of one's storage...
Received on Mon Aug 4 18:59:21 2003