On Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 12:07 PM, Erik Holstad <erikhols...@gmail.com> wrote: > So why is it again that the value field in the Column cannot be null if it > is not the > value field in the map, but just a part of the value field?
Because without a compelling reason to allow nulls, the best policy is not to do so. > All of this makes total sense, I'm wondering about use cases where you want > to > get an empty row when you don't know if it has been deleted or not. If you're saying, "I understand that doing X would be Really Inefficient, but I want you to do it anyway because of some use case that nobody actually needs so far," then I think you have your answer. If that is not what you are asking then you'll need to give me a concrete example because I don't understand the question. -Jonathan