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From Francois Orsini <francois.ors...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (DERBY-695) Re-enable the TINYINT datatype
Date Sun, 13 Nov 2005 00:06:33 GMT
Since Sybase, MySQL and MS SQL Server have had support for UNSIGNED TINYINT
for many years (at least for 2 of them), offering support for an UNSIGNED
TINYINT rather than SIGNED at this point makes more sense and can only be
good for Derby's adoption (and that a sufficient reason for adding it IMHO)
(SIGNED TINYINT could always be enabled later _if_ required but JDBC does
not require the type to be signed in the first place) - it brings value for
getting Derby more adopted from users looking to migrate from other known
and popular RDBMS (not just from the ones which got most market
shares)...and as far as the footprint as previously mentioned, it is good to
offer support for a 1-Byte datatype which does matter indeed when running in
a small-device environment.

--francois

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