RE: ouch

I've seen this sort of thing before, quite a few times. PL/SQL functions
etc to replace perfectly good built in ones. I asked the vendors to
justify their use of PL/SQL code to replace built in functions, the
replies were all the same "we write our application so that it is
database agnostic, so these functions are not Oracle specific whereas
the built in ones would be."

I invariably reply "But you are using PL/SQL to write them and PL/SQL is
Oracle Specific!" - but that's the kind of b**tard I can be at times!
;-)


Cheers,
Norm.

Norman Dunbar
Contract Senior Oracle DBA
Capgemini Database Team (EA)
Internal : 7 28 2051
External : 0113 231 2051 


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