Re: to_number question (excellent thread)

I'm sorry I didn't have time to look at this thread
when it was live - a quick check through a small
section of its history makes interesting reading.

My only contribution, Dan, is that you missed
out a couple of classifications:

4)    how the designer specified it
5)    how Oracle Marketing thinks it works


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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Daniel Fink" <Daniel.Fink@xxxxxxx>
To: <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, July 16, 2004 9:30 PM
Subject: Re: to_number question (excellent thread)

Umm...I did not really intend it to be humorous... (don't worry, no offense

In my current and past research and daily tasks, I am encountering all 3
classifications. My first exposure to this was my work on
rollback segments. I quickly realized that there was a lot of mythology and
lack of understanding, strongly supported by
documentation, papers and presentations. When I really dove in to 9i
Automatic Undo, it was reinforced.

Have a good weekend,

Jonathan Gennick wrote:
> Friday, July 16, 2004, 3:44:19 PM, Daniel Fink (Daniel.Fink@xxxxxxx)
> DF> I might add that there are three classifications on reality
> DF> 1) how you want it to work
> DF> 2) how the masses believe it to work
> DF> 3) how it really works

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