Re: Examples of SQL anomalies?

From: David Cressey <cressey73_at_verizon.net>
Date: Thu, 03 Jul 2008 13:30:52 GMT
Message-ID: <gw4bk.133$Z11.87@trndny05>

"Gene Wirchenko" <genew_at_ocis.net> wrote in message news:rlin64punqm3lhsl79ls0rmt46kp9atbtb_at_4ax.com...
> "David Cressey" <cressey73_at_verizon.net> wrote:
>
> >"Gene Wirchenko" <genew_at_ocis.net> wrote in message
>
> [snip]
>
> >> Null is the misleading datum.
> >
> >Except that null isn't a datum. If you consider it a datum, that may be
why
> >you are misled.
>
> Null is a datum. It is not a value.

No, a marker indicating that a datum is missing is not a datum. At best, it's a metadatum. Received on Thu Jul 03 2008 - 08:30:52 CDT

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