[wp-hackers] Is there a limit to the number of sub categories?

Dan Larkin nitephire at gmail.com
Sun Mar 9 18:19:32 GMT 2008

On 3/9/08, Viper007Bond <viper at viper007bond.com> wrote:
> It's a BIGINT with a 20 digit limit. ;)

The "BIGINT(20)" specification isn't a digit limit.  It just means that when
the data is displayed, if it uses less than 20 digits it will be left-padded
with zeros. 2^64 is the hard limit for the BIGINT type, and has 20 digits
itself, hence BIGINT(20) just means everything less than 10^20 will be
left-padded with spaces on display.  This is kind of getting off topic
though, so...

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