Subject Re: [Firebird-Architect] Record Encoding
Author Dmitry Yemanov
"Arno Brinkman" <firebird@...> wrote:
> > As an experiment, I tried encoding all records (excluding blobs) in one
> > of my production databases. The current record structure is similar to
> > Firebird, though run length encoding is based on two byte units rather
> > than one.
> Why two? I think this won't help much for many data.

But it does help for trailing blanks and a lot of NULLs (I mean strings
longer than 128 bytes, of course).