Subject Re: [IB-Architect] Suppress whitespace in transmit buffers
Author Ann Harrison
At 05:08 PM 5/9/00 -0700, Bill Karwin wrote:

>It would also be much more efficient usage of disk space by storing the
>record buffers on disk with vowels trimmed out. But the assumption is that
>if someone put something in the database, they must have wanted it there.

In fact, trimming white space is effectively performed by the
on disk compression. It can be improved, but if we were to
restrict char/varchar to a few thousand bytes (like Oracle),
our compression would be fine.


Perhaps if we eliminated every even valued byte?