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Re: cdt glossary 0.1.1 [NULL]

From: dawn <dawnwolthuis_at_gmail.com>
Date: 14 Feb 2007 14:26:23 -0800
Message-ID: <1171491983.067331.326990@j27g2000cwj.googlegroups.com>


On Feb 14, 3:47 pm, mAsterdam <mAster..._at_vrijdag.org> wrote:
> mountain man wrote:
> > "In the context of databases traditionally NULL
> > is used and opposed."?
>
> Yep.

It depends on how far back the tradition goes, I guess. "Legacy systems" traditionally employ two-valued logic from front to back, in which case NULL is just peachy (as mentioned elsewhere). Many "embedded databases" also employ two-valued logic. So, I think it would be much more accurate to state that "In databases/DBMS's implementing the relational model, however well or poorly, NULL is used and opposed."

Just my two cents, perhaps only worth one. cheers! --dawn

> ...
>
> > mAsterdam wrote:
> >> What does ONYA stand for?
> >>http://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/ONYA
> >> says: "Oh No, You Again?" - I suspect I am missing
> >> a joke/subtlety for native English speakers here.
>
> > Its an Australian abbreviation for "Good On You".
>
> Thanks.
Received on Wed Feb 14 2007 - 16:26:23 CST

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