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Does Size or Type Matter?

MySQL seems to be happy to convert types for you. Developers are rushed to complete their project and if the function works they just move on. But what is the costs of mixing your types? Does it matter if your are running across a million rows or more? Lets find out.

Here is what the programmers see.

mysql> select 1+1;
+-----+
| 1+1 |
+-----+
|   2 |
+-----+
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

mysql> select "1"+"1";
+---------+
| "1"+"1" |
+---------+
|       2 |
+---------+
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

Benchmark

What if we do a thousand simple loops?  How long does the looping itself take?

The BENCHMARK() function executes the expression expr repeatedly count times. It may be used to time …

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