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

From: Gene Wirchenko <genew_at_ucantrade.com.NOTHERE>
Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2005 09:35:30 -0800
Message-ID: <dfieo1tu0vid99ic639tscgsuepvk2j184@4ax.com>


On 24 Nov 2005 13:42:51 -0800, michael_at_preece.net wrote:

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>Which is an entirely natural piece of reasoning. A datum is a piece of
>information. It exists because it is something known. That which is not
>known cannot exist as data. It is ridiculous to store the "fact" that
>we don't know something.

     No, it is not. It is a different predicate though.

     It is a fact that I do not know some things. If we have a database tracking ignorance, it might well have a predicate for Person p does not know fact f.

Sincerely,

Gene Wirchenko Received on Fri Nov 25 2005 - 11:35:30 CST

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