Subject Re: [IB-Architect] Database names: Hair trigger
Author Jim Starkey
At 12:27 PM 5/5/00 -0700, Bill Karwin wrote:
>> Rather than a cast, why not just treat a blob as a character
>> string?
>Given that there is a length limit on DSQL strings that is much shorter than
>the maximum Blob length, this would be like offering a new arithmetic
>operation for integers, but only if the integer is between 0 and 350. Very
>convenient if the integer you need is in that range, but a bit inexplicable
>why there is the limitation.

Maybe we could ditch the restriction? I suspect that the idea
that a character string length is a short is pretty pervasive,
but sure would be nice to phase out the idea that strings are
< 65K.

Jim Starkey