Re: c.d.theory glossary - NULL
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 12:00:20 -0400
"Alfredo Novoa" <alfredo_at_ncs.es> wrote in message
> On Wed, 28 Apr 2004 08:45:38 -0400, "Laconic2" <laconic2_at_comcast.net>
> >"Alfredo Novoa" <alfredo_at_ncs.es> wrote in message
> >> The zero byte is at the physical level and the null at the logical
> >> level.
> >> The bit vector is at the physical level and the SQL nulls at the
> >> logical level.
> >In this case, it's a distinction without a difference.
> There is a fundamental difference, the bit vector is hidden to the
> users and it could be changed by any other physical representation
> without affecting the logical model. That's data independence.
> Bit vectors are bit vectors, not nulls
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