In my blog (which is about programming) I often use reserved words from different programming languages.
When column is nullable in both tables, this query won't return a match of two NULLs for the reasons described above: no NULLs are equal.
NULL is a programming language keyword.
For numerous reasons, I mark them with
<code> tag so they are rendered with a fixed width font, not translated into the foreign languages by Google Translate, can easily be seen on the page etc.
In the example above, which would be the best way to mark the plural?
Option 1 looks ugly on the page (the word and the plural marker are rendered in different colors and fonts)
Option 2 adds a space between the word and the plural marker
Option 3 looks nicest but is not correct
Options 4 and 5 may leave the reader under impression that
NULLS is a reserved word (which is not true) and this may be confusing. Also, Google Translate would leave the word as is which would be definitely wrong in other languages.
What would be the least of 5 evils?