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by FlatBallFlyer (Acolyte)
on Aug 28, 2008 at 18:58 UTC ( #707561=user: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

PERL, Java, C++ spoken here, as well as ancient languages from the mist (COBOL, RPG, FORTRAN, DBASE, Pascal). IBM Solutions Architect for Tivoli Software brand. In the real world I'm REALLY REALLY into DiscGolf and Go.

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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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