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The Weird and The Wonderful forum is a place to post Coding Horrors, Worst Practices, and the occasional flash of brilliance.

We all come across code that simply boggles the mind. Lazy kludges, embarrassing mistakes, horrid workarounds and developers just not quite getting it. And then somedays we come across - or write - the truly sublime.

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GeneralNull Strikes Again! (even with C# special operators) Pin
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That's an API problem, not really related to null or not null, but the fact that .NET DB drivers assume "null" as unset, and DBNull.Value as real null (WPF did it a little better, as we have Unset as a separate item, and null really means null).

You can probably create a helper/extension method that converts null to DBNull.Value and it should work fine.

I also consider it very bad that IDataParameter always box value types. It shouldn't need to do it, as I can clearly tell by working on C++ drivers that primitive types can just be primitive types and never "boxed" or similar there.

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