Bruce Momjian writes:

> Tom, I understand your research on the historical usage of null, but in
> PostgreSQL we have not two but three possible uses for n-u-l-l:
>       o null pointer
>       o null byte
>       o null SQL value
> With that list, anything that makes null clearer is great.  I think we
> should just standardize on 'NUL' for a null byte, or 'nul'.

I don't think someone coming in from the street and seeing a message or
code is going to understand that.  If you really want to be clear, call it
"zero byte".

Peter Eisentraut   [EMAIL PROTECTED]

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