I'm using MySQL Linux version 4.1.21 standard.
I have a table with fields of a variety of types, including varchar(255) and
text (which might matter). When I do
SELECT MAX(LENGTH(x)) FROM tx;
where x is a varchar(255), I get back 266 as the result of the query!
This isn't listed as one of the silent conversions - varchar(256) would be
converted to text, but not varchar(255). What's going on?
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