Depends on your site, some places will even put DBA scripts under change control, at which point dealing with something like that can be a real headache. On Thu, Oct 2, 2008 at 11:26 AM, Jared Still <jkstill@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > On Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 5:19 PM, Robert Freeman > <robertgfreeman@xxxxxxxxx>wrote: > >> ... >> I hate them from a manager point of view. Nothing makes me cringe more >> than thinking some developer would use such functions in production code >> only to find that they no longer work after the next upgrade since they are >> not "supported" or "documented". >> >> > I did mention that these shouldn't be used in an application. > > Perfectly acceptable in DBA scripts though IMO, as long as it's something > that you can afford to have break until you can fix the problem caused by > an undocumented function changing between releases. > > I particularly liked sys_op_vecbit. > > -- > Jared Still > Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist > > -- Andrew W. Kerber 'If at first you dont succeed, dont take up skydiving.'