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From:Martin B. Jespersen Date:March 17 1999 4:01pm
Subject:Re: configuration question
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Christian Mack wrote:
> You can only work on byte basis.
> Tschau
> Christian

Hmm this one might be for monty, not sure:

Is there any chance that a bittype could be implemented in MySQL e.g. called
FLAG where length was bit-length?
It is an awfull waste of space to use a byte where you only need a bit...

Here i am not only thinking about diskspace but also bandwidth since mysql
bitwise operators are limited i will have to retrieve the byte and do bit-math
on it in a serverside scripting language like php and then update the database
again with the byte. Now if this has to be done all the time it is a
considerable waste of bandwith i would think, please corect me if i am way off

Martin B. Jespersen
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configuration questionMartin B. Jespersen17 Mar
  • Re: configuration questionChristian Mack17 Mar
  • Re: configuration questionMartin B. Jespersen17 Mar
    • Re: configuration questionMichael Widenius17 Mar