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Message Posted: Tue, 09 May 2000 @ 13:33:23 GMT
Isn't this a "not much to gain" point. Compression seems to be most effective where you have a high number of repetitive values. Most numeric values I can think of would not usually fit into this category.
Additionally, aren't the numeric and date data types already stored in a more efficient format internally? Most platforms do some of this, i.e. packed, etc.
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