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Strings and Defaults


Strings and Defaults

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Good question - thanks for reminding me of the basics

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Backwards compatibility has a lot to answer for. I cringe slightly every time I see a variable-length data type used without an explicit maximum length value.



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Easy one, thanks Gail!



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Good question - thanks for reminding me of the basics

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Thanks for the question

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Good question, thanks. It is good to be reminded of the default length issues.

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Backwards compatibility has a lot to answer for. I cringe slightly every time I see a variable-length data type used without an explicit maximum length value.


Only slightly?


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Wow, wasn't aware of this so thanks (went with 1 and 1).

Good job I always specify length so it hasn't cropped up before


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Good reminder of these sorts of issues.

Thanks Gail.
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