Thu Oct 25 02:50:18 CEST 2001
> I'm now hip-deep into my first Erlang project. It has been
> exciting, and
> very productive.
Good isn't it!
> One of the immediate issues I ran up
> against was how
> to represent missing data -- that which would be
> representated in an SQL
> database as NULL.
I tend to use the empty list  to represent null data. It is stored
extremely efficiently as it has it's own special tag value. Your only
problem is to distinguish it from the empty string..
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