On Thu, Sep 01, 2005 at 02:04:54PM -0400, Merlin Moncure wrote:
> >                   Table "public.address"
> >         Column        |          Type          | Modifiers
> > ----------------------+------------------------+-----------
> >  postcode_top         | character varying(2)   | not null
> >  postcode_middle      | character varying(4)   | not null
> >  postcode_bottom      | character varying(7)   | not null
> consider making above fields char(x) not varchar(x) for small but
> important savings.

Huh, hang on -- AFAIK there's no saving at all by doing that.  Quite the
opposite really, because with char(x) you store the padding blanks,
which are omitted with varchar(x), so less I/O (not necessarily a
measurable amount, mind you, maybe even zero because of padding issues.)

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