[Python-Dev] python 3 niggle: None < 1 raises TypeError
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Thu Feb 20 06:08:44 CET 2014
Greg Ewing writes:
> Data retrieved from a database is often passed to other code
> that has nothing to do with databases, and data received from
> other code is inserted into databases. Somewhere in between
> someone is going to have to be careful to translate back and
> forth between Nones and Nulls.
Sure. The suggestion is to assign responsibility for such careful
translation to implementers of the DB API.
> This is a recipe for chaos.
If it is, then chaos is already upon us because you can't be careful
even if you want to.
I don't know if fixing it is worth the work and confusion involved in
the fixing process, but fixing it will conserve (and maybe reduce)
chaos, not create it.
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