Subject Max identifier length?
Author Kjell Rilbe

Is it correct that FB stores identifier names in a system table with a
column width of 31 8-byte characters? It seems to me that this is the
case, and that it stures identifiers in UTF8 format in this column,
causing the max identifier length to vary depending on how many
multi-byte codepoints are used in each name.

Two questions:

1. Any plans to change this so that the identifiers are stored in a
column with 31 UTF8 characters as max length?

2. Any plans to increase the max length in general, regardless of encoding?

Yes, I do have use for longer names, and yes, I do hate that the max
length varies depending on the actual characater content.

Kjell Rilbe
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