Robert Haas <> writes:
> On Wed, Apr 13, 2016 at 1:36 PM, Robert Haas <> wrote:
>> I tend to favor zeroes rather than NULLs, because that's what we
>> typically use to represent an invalid value of those types, and I'm
>> not aware of any current case where those values are NULL.

> In fact, see heap_attisnull.

Right, a table's system columns cannot be null at the table-scan level.
(But they could go to null above an outer join.)

                        regards, tom lane

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