Re: SQL Humor

From: Gene Wirchenko <>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2005 14:02:38 -0700
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On Tue, 23 Aug 2005 19:28:29 +0100, Paul <> wrote:

>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?

     Sure, but I am not talking about that, but rather the sizes of integers that given processors handle natively.


Gene Wirchenko Received on Tue Aug 23 2005 - 23:02:38 CEST

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