[development] type(N) in MySQL numeric type defs in core schema
stefan at borchert.cc
Fri Aug 18 09:23:56 UTC 2006
Dries Buytaert schrieb:
> On 18 Aug 2006, at 08:32, Sammy Spets wrote:
>> Given that, why on earth are we even using them? I propose to strip
>> (N) declaration from core schema files. It'll provide a much quicker
>> path between MySQL and PostgreSQL declarations.
>> Any complaints about this proposition?
> Is this true for all types, or just of, say, integers or varchars?
See char  and binary documentation. The (N) declaration is for
reserving space in the specified column (for example char(4) stores 'a'
as 'a '). Therefore I would support Sammy's proposal to strip the
unneeded (N) declaration.
> What URL did you get that information from?
I guess he took this one:
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