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Re: SQL Humor

From: Paul <paul_at_test.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2005 19:28:29 +0100
Message-ID: <430b6acd$0$17483$ed2e19e4@ptn-nntp-reader04.plus.net>


Gene Wirchenko wrote:
>>So what exactly is the difference between a number that might reach
>>30,000 or a number that might reach 40,000? And how exactly is that

> 
>      Different machine instructions.
> 

>>difference different from the difference between a 4096 character string
>>and 4097 character string?

>
> This is just iterating a little more on the longer string.

you can generalise arithmetic routines for arbitrarily large numbers just as much as you can generalise string operations for arbitrarily long strings surely?

Paul. Received on Tue Aug 23 2005 - 13:28:29 CDT

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