At 12:35 PM 9/9/97 -0400, wrote:
>Ok, we've had two, maybe three, people say the L-date field is the way to
>go.  Any other voices?    
>And John, you still haven't said what inaccurate date we should use to
>signify a date field that is unfilled yet.  
>I am asking this because I really do want to use the L-date field, but I
>get hammered everytime I mention it to others.  If performance really is
>no longer an issue then that is great, but if reading through an unkeyed
>file takes three times as long for every L-date field in it then L-date is
>not ready for primetime.  


Might as well add my 3-cents. I think someone mentioned NULL values inthis
thread. Is that an option? I mean, that's what NULL is for--something not
filled yet.


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