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(keitai-l) Re: keitai email address length

From: Ben Hutchings <ben_at_decadentplace.org.uk>
Date: 08/04/03
Message-ID: <20030804200436.GB1017_at_decadentplace.org.uk>
someone anonymous wrote:
> Nick May wrote:
> > 
> >...skipped..
> 
> > I am just curious as to the minimum field size I need to specify in a 
> > database to hold a legal keitai email address.
> > 
> > Users having control of them, and the spam problem, leads to some wierd 
> > and wonderful addresses.
> > 
> >   Also curious for formatting on a  printout, etc etc.
> > 
> > Nothing crucial hangs on it, I just like to save bytes where I can. (I 
> > learned on a ZX80 - it's a deeply ingrained habit)
> 
> May I suggest using the "variable character" type? :)

VARCHAR types still have a maximum length; they just don't require
blank-padding of shorter strings.
Received on Mon Aug 4 23:10:25 2003