Re: Undocumented Oracle Functions

From: Andrew Kerber <>
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2008 14:54:57 -0500
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Depends on your site, some places will even put DBA scripts under change control, at which point dealing with something like that can be a real headache.

On Thu, Oct 2, 2008 at 11:26 AM, Jared Still <> wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 5:19 PM, Robert Freeman <>wrote:
>> ...
>> I hate them from a manager point of view. Nothing makes me cringe more
>> than thinking some developer would use such functions in production code
>> only to find that they no longer work after the next upgrade since they are
>> not "supported" or "documented".
> I did mention that these shouldn't be used in an application.
> Perfectly acceptable in DBA scripts though IMO, as long as it's something
> that you can afford to have break until you can fix the problem caused by
> an undocumented function changing between releases.
> I particularly liked sys_op_vecbit.
> --
> Jared Still
> Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist

Andrew W. Kerber

'If at first you dont succeed, dont take up skydiving.'

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