MySQL Madness? INT(SIZE) what is it good for? Absolutely Nothin’

Close to nothing, at least from what I have been able to find.

The MySQL docs don’t say much to persuade me otherwise. I found a great post here.

It claims the only purpose for the SIZE on an INT field is to determine how many ZEROs to pad with when using ZEROFILL.

So I ask, does anyone know if this is it? Is there more to it?

I can’t believe I didn’t run into this earlier.
I’ve never been a big fan of MySQL, for other reasons. But it seems to be pretty popular. Has to be more to it than just being FREE.

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