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Now I know why they wrap their packages. [message #430153] Mon, 09 November 2009 04:44 Go to next message
ThomasG
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Holy Crap!!

How many bugs can you put into ~250 lines of code?

- They use a method to get a unique ID that isn't multi-user capable.
(Actually they use three different methods, and take the result of the first one to succeed by sheer luck)

- Use of WHEN OTHERS exception handler in numerous places

- They even somehow KNOW it doesn't work, because they put a "try it 1000 times before failure is returned" loop around it.


I think I will have to add a "Never trust any company that wraps their packages" rule into my book.
Re: Now I know why they wrap their packages. [message #430159 is a reply to message #430153] Mon, 09 November 2009 05:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Frank
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Who is this mysterious "they"?

Use of WHEN OTHERS is not wrong per se. Totally depends on context.
Lots of very vague accusations towards an unknown party for an unknown piece of sourcecode (which was wrapped, so apparently should not be viewed by you in the first place?) ...
Re: Now I know why they wrap their packages. [message #430161 is a reply to message #430159] Mon, 09 November 2009 05:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
ThomasG
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Sorry, just needed to vent, since I spent most of the weekend troubleshooting problems caused by this piece of §%$§%/.

(But not so badly as to put "them" or their code into a public forum.)
Re: Now I know why they wrap their packages. [message #430176 is a reply to message #430161] Mon, 09 November 2009 06:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Littlefoot
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Quote:
(But not so badly as to put "them" or their code into a public forum.)

Why not? Probably > 99% of us have never heard of them anyway.

If the above is true, oh well, never mind.
But if it is false, oh my, that's the problem (or the shame, whatever).
Re: Now I know why they wrap their packages. [message #430200 is a reply to message #430153] Mon, 09 November 2009 07:51 Go to previous message
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ThomasG wrote on Mon, 09 November 2009 10:44


I think I will have to add a "Never trust any company that wraps their packages" rule into my book.


Are you including oracle themselves in that? Smile
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