Subject Re: [ib-support] System Table Inconsistency in IB6?
Author Martijn Tonies
> >In rdb$types the value for an INT64 field (ie QUAD) is 9.
> >
> >However a field defined as say numeric(18) (ie an INT64 field) has a
> >of 16 in rdb$fields.rdb$field_type.
> Oh, brilliant. QUAD is the VAX equivalent of INT64 (aka long long, Java
> long, etc.)
> Apparently they decided they needed a different value for reasons obscure.

I think I've heard someone say they wanted to remove VAX (or other machine)
related types...

Obscure enough? :)

Martijn Tonies
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