C# and Null object
There is a lot to talk i n programming that null is bad , for example https://www.yegor256.com/2014/05/13/why-null-is-bad.html and https://www.lucidchart.com/techblog/2015/08/31/the-worst-mistake-of-computer-science/ .
In C# we have a love-hate relationship with null :
Love : Because the value type / struct cannot be null, C# creators invented Nullable<T> https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/api/system.nullable-1
Hate: Because reference types / classes can be null, c# 8.0 invented nullable reference types : https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/csharp/language-reference/proposals/csharp-8.0/nullable-reference-types – no doubt from me that will be in the language
I want to add my 2 cents here : Null is sometime good
1. For databases , a null field is different from a 0 field ( see this toilet paper null vs 0 as a reference : https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C7ojxbSVAAEX9Bt.jpg )
2. For finding if a item exists in an array of value types, how do you find that the value that you want to search exists or not with .FirstOrDefault ? If the array is composed of reference, you can compare with null ….