Subject RE: [firebird-support] Watchout for long aliases...
Author Helen Borrie
At 05:06 PM 5/11/2004 +1100, you wrote:

> > >While we all know there's a 32 character limit on field names,
> >
> > You meant 31-character, right?
> >
>Ah, there's a wonderous variety of 'substr' implementations out there...I
>just got caught by one!
>I should have counted it manually.
>Well spotted!
>ps. Why 31? an odd number...presumably 30, with a delimter/endline
>character, etc.

It's a mystery that I understand is tied up with some abstruse subset of
unicode that's used to store and handle object names.

Claudio V. knows the answer. :-)