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Re: Script tp parse control file backup ??

From: Mladen Gogala <>
Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2004 11:42:40 -0400
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On 07/01/2004 11:27:16 AM, Mitchell Baldwin wrote:
> I see you've read the books on Perl, obviously didn't read the books on =
> OFA !...
> =20

I am using OFA as much as possible, but not more. OFA is not a commandment, it's a recommendation. As long as you know what you're doing, you're allowed to interpret it rather freely. I flatter myself that I know what I'm doing, most of the time. As for the big script, I don't see a need for a big script where I can resolve the given problem with a perl one-liner. PL/SQL is nice, and I am quite fluent with it, but I am inclined to use any tool that is available and is the best fit for the job at hand. In this case, perl is better. Interesting thing is that I have a colleague who used to teach perl at MIT no less, and who keeps nagging me about my excessive use of PL/SQL. I guess that you can't please them all.

Mladen Gogala
Oracle DBA

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