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From: Caleb Epstein (caleb.epstein_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-08-18 09:12:09

On 8/18/05, Brock Peabody <brock.peabody_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> We could make abstract_row_set::get return an optional<field> instead of
> a field. Then row::get_field could return an optional as well.
> I'd suggest that row::get, however, continue its current behavior which
> is to return a default constructed value in the presence of null fields.

I think the ability to detect NULL values for columns is a pretty
important one in any database interface. Boost.Optional sounds like
the perfect solution from a design perspective, but might hurt
performance-wise. What if there were a method like bool row::is_null
(unsigned int index)?

Caleb Epstein
caleb dot epstein at gmail dot com

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