Re: SQL Humor
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2005 13:04:30 -0700
On 19 Aug 2005 12:31:15 -0700, "AK" <AK_TIREDOFSPAM_at_hotmail.COM> wrote:
>>>> In fact, those ugly length
>>limited datatypes are just artifacts of the early SQL days,
[Gene Wirchenko wrote:]
> Oh? How?
>by declaring STATE_CODE CHAR(2) I don't let old style abbreviations
>'Fla' and 'Ill' in
>by declaring COUNTRY_CODE CHAR(3), etc.
True, but that was not the point. The point was that datatypes limited to arbirary characters are artifacts. (Note: "datatypes" not "columns". Your usage is good.)
(Please do not strip attributions when you quote someone.)
Gene Wirchenko Received on Fri Aug 19 2005 - 22:04:30 CEST