[wp-hackers] BIGINT(20) ... was: Is there a limit to the number of sub categories?

Eric Marden wp at xentek.net
Thu Mar 13 00:58:33 GMT 2008

>> However, this does NOT limit the range of values that can be  
>> stored in this column, which for bigint is: -9223372036854775808  
>> to 9223372036854775807
>> If its unsigned (which this one is not), a bigint has this range:  
>> 0 to 18446744073709551615
> Goofy hacker question:  Does this mean that we can have posts with  
> negative numbers? :)

Technically yes. But only because the column can store it.


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