Subject Re: [firebird-support] char vs varchar
Author Ann W. Harrison
yuraukar wrote:
> Just learned that varchar is a variable length string, but always
> takes up the max length size in the database - thanks to Helen.

You misunderstood Helen. All data in the database is subject to run
length compression, which means that padding is never stored - only a
byte to say how much padding and another byte that holds the pad