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Re: So what's null then if it's not nothing?

From: JOG <jog_at_cs.nott.ac.uk>
Date: 23 Nov 2005 07:14:03 -0800
Message-ID: <1132758843.954593.244120@g43g2000cwa.googlegroups.com>


Frank Hamersley wrote:
> JOG wrote:
> > michael_at_preece.net wrote:
> >
> >>"A value of the Boolean data type is either true or false. The truth
> >>value of unknown is sometimes represented by the null value."
> >>
> >>Dodgy or what?! It would be better to use a large cumbersome robot
> >>waving its arms about saying "does not compute" than to use null for
> >>this.
> >>
> >>Mike.
> >
> > I for one _really_ hope some database corporate representatives are
> > reading this thread, and take this feature into consideration for their
> > future releases.
>
> Errr...pardon me for being dense...but exactly what is the "feature" we
> so desperately need?
>
> Cheers, Frank.

The feature is a large cumbersome robot, waving its arms about saying "does not compute".

British Irony. Does not compute. Received on Wed Nov 23 2005 - 09:14:03 CST

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