A lot of times there is just a serious need to have a
nullable column in a DB because it is important to denote a not-set
value. Passing in 0 to that field from the code layer because the
programming language just can't natively support a nullable int is
not a good thing. Now, I have to keep track of special values for
each and every column that is nullable but equates to a
non-nullable primitive type in the programming language that passes
column values in. This create a ton of overhead on the programming
side as well as the GUI side (because the GUI classes like a
textbox don't have the concept of an unset value)...
.NET 2.0 fixes this very nicely and I am hoping that
Actionscript 4.0 will, too...
In the mean time is there an elegant and simple way to
program around this?