Re: Separate PK in Jxn Tbl?

From: Neil <>
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 09:56:18 -0600
Message-ID: <E1Inj.5109$>

"Jamie Collins" <> wrote in message
> On Jan 28, 11:02 pm, Rob <> wrote:
>> I'm not sure what you mean by "moot". According to:
>> <quote>
>> If something's a moot point, there's some disagreement about it: a
>> debatable point. In the U.S., this expression usually means that there
>> is no point in debating something, because it just doesn't matter. An
>> example: If you are arguing over whether to go the beach or to the
>> park, but you find out the car won't start and you can't go anywhere,
>> then the destination is said to be a moot point.
>> </quote>
>> I googled "moot" to make sure I knew what you meant, and was surprised
>> by the definition. I will take your meaning to be '"there is no point
>> in debating" whether NULL values in junction tables are ever useful
>> because they are not'.
> Here in the UK I avoid using the word 'moot' when trying to write
> 'plain English' simply because the US usage has obscured the UK usage
> i.e. it can cause confusion.

You could use the alternate "moo" point, meaning that the point is full of methane gas. At least it would be clear what you mean.... ;-) Received on Tue Jan 29 2008 - 16:56:18 CET

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