Subject Re: [firebird-support] Any enhancement on Firebird 2.0 Numeric or Decimal DataType
Author Ann W. Harrison
Svein Erling Tysvaer wrote:
> Or are you asking because the content of a field may vary a
> lot, e.g. you have a weight field, but the object in question may be an
> hydrogen atom or the sun

One suggestion I have heard is to use double precision floating point
for things you measure (e.g. weight) and numeric for things you count
(e.g. money).