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Re: Perl Book Recommendations

From: Mladen Gogala <>
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2004 22:18:47 -0500
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No RTFM's here. The question is not stupid, and there aren't many manuals around. Yes, DBI is still the best way to do it. Drivers are stable and work really, really well. The latest version does differ from the book in that it returns new hash reference each time it's called and that there is new DBD::Oracle field called: ora_check_sql, but that's about it. If I wanted to throw a RTFM at you, I wouldn't bother giving you the whole literature list. A long, long time ago, in a version far, far away, there used to be something called oraperl, which was using routines like &ora_login (at those ancient times, routines were called with the "&" prefix) but nobody is using it any more. Even I have converted all my scripts to perl5 some 4 years ago and I'd have to look really hard to find oraperl manuals now. I don't see any other purpose to those old manuals now but to torture somebody into submission. That means that Jared might still have them (wicked grin).

On 04/01/2004 09:46:45 PM, Larry Elkins wrote:
> Mladen,
> Thanks for the recommendations. And of course I'm aware of the Jared and
> Duncan book ;-) Your comments about DBI being a little old, is DBI still the
> way to interface with Oracle (and other databases)? Or has something else
> come into play? Yes, I will be googling for that answer as soon as I send
> this so don't send some stinking rtfm or "google it up" answer ;-) Sometimes
> it is useful to get the opinion of people you trust as opposed to reading
> just a lot of junk on the internet.

Mladen Gogala
Oracle DBA
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