Subject Re: [Firebird-Architect] Re: Index Keys
Author Ann W. Harrison
Helen Borrie wrote:

>>> Character strings never contain 0x00, so this scheme always as short or
>>> shorter than the grouping scheme currently in use.
> OCTETS chars are right-padded with 0x00, I believe.

Right, but in index keys, we truncate the trailing 0x00 bytes, and this
is just a key generation trick.