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David Timothy Strauss david at fourkitchens.com
Sun May 4 15:39:44 UTC 2008

Agreed. I should also note that space efficiency is lower priority to me than other goals. 

If space doesn't matter to me, I tend to use TINYINT(1) NOT NULL for booleans. I'm sure there's a reasonably portable way to use something like that. 

----- "Khalid Baheyeldin" wrote: 
> One more -1 vote for bit masks stored in the database on columns 
> that need to be filtered by. 
> +1 on using an int or char(1) for each of the columns would be more 
> effective, since each discrete column can be used in WHEREs, ...etc. 
> The extra bytes overhead is negligible. 
> This is also more portable across databases and does not require 
> database specific functions. 
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