[jts] Remove `null` data type #262

rufuspollock opened this Issue May 19, 2016 · 4 comments


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Not clear what null data type is for - when would you have a field that was always null and even if you did why not just set it as string and let it always be null.

akariv commented May 19, 2016

Agree. I think that null is in fact a value and not a datatype at all, no?

pwalsh commented May 19, 2016

What was the reason we had it in the first place?


@pwalsh I do not know ;-)

roll commented May 19, 2016 edited

I had the same question - #257

So 👍

@rufuspollock rufuspollock added a commit that closed this issue May 19, 2016
@rufuspollock rufuspollock [jts,!][s]: remove null datatype - fixes #262.
* Note whilst strictly breaking I am not sure this was used by any implementors so minor change IMO.
@glarrain glarrain referenced this issue in frictionlessdata/schemas Jul 14, 2016

Outdated JSON Table Schema definitions (two files) #48

@danfowler danfowler added a commit to frictionlessdata/schemas that referenced this issue Jul 28, 2016
@danfowler danfowler Remove "null" type in definitions.json 17917ff
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