Re: Stored fields ordered left to right
Date: Sat, 27 Dec 2003 14:58:09 -0800
"Bob Badour" <bbadour_at_golden.net> wrote in message <news:v6mdnQYXkoaxl3OiRVn-uw_at_golden.net>...
> "Marshall Spight" <mspight_at_dnai.com> wrote in message
> > It doesn't affect the semantics of relations or relational operators;
> > it just affects how attributes are identified.
> Huh? Of course it affects the semantics if positional ordering has meaning!
SELECT * really ought to rearrange the attributes each time it's used! >=) However, alignment can still matter in modern system architectures. Intel CPUs might still be happiest when floating point values are 8-byte-aligned, but this is an implementation, not a logical, detail.
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