Heikki Linnakangas <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> Why do we require that t_hoff is MAXALIGNed? ISTM that if the first 
> field in a tuple doesn't require alignment, it could be stored 
> immediately after the null bitmap, without padding.

Then the intra-tuple alignment would be unpredictable.

The OID trick doesn't work very well either.

                        regards, tom lane

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