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Amel's scratchpad

by dsb (Chaplain)
on Jun 03, 2004 at 13:11 UTC ( #360113=scratchpad: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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    [MidLifeXis]: I think I forgot "running on a farm of commodore 64, vic 20s, trs 80s, and apple ]|[e systems"
    [GotToBTru]: oh I know what it is .. but it is a number only slightly useful to me and of no possible use to our customer
    [MidLifeXis]: Whew - you just saved the free world. <o)
    [GotToBTru]: i guess it's a placeholder, the code will only fill it in if there is nothing else to use
    [GotToBTru]: but then .. if you have nothing to say, why not say nothing?
    [MidLifeXis]: I have a user who has a lot of say on how some of our processes work that abhors significant blanks. Perhaps that is a part of it. A not-so-obvious "this space intentionally left blank" indicator.
    [MidLifeXis]: On the back end, however, that doesn't mean that i have to use that value to indicate "undefined", no matter how much he thinks I should.

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