Subject Re: [firebird-support] Varchar size overhead
Author Douglas Tosi
On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 9:37 AM, Ivan Prenosil <Ivan.Prenosil@...> wrote:
>> Thus the string "abcddddef" becomes <3>abc<-4>d<2>ef
> And the range of values in one signed byte is -128..127,
> thus allowing to compress up to 128 same bytes into two.
> (can "-1" be used as repeat count ??)

Don't know, but -2 as a repeat count doesn't make much sense either,

Douglas Tosi