Re: Question on Package Variables

From: Galen Boyer <>
Date: 26 Jan 2008 09:24:03 -0600
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On Fri, 25 Jan 2008, wrote:
> On 24 Jan 2008 18:22:04 -0600, Galen Boyer <>
> wrote:

n>>I was talking to another fellow and he and I thought it might be
>>because once Oracle started supporting the web and connection pools it
>>became dangerous

> Yet another fairy tale.

Why do you feel the need to lead your next informative sentence with this attempt at belittling the poster you are responding to?

> Pl/sql is modelled after ADA and a strongly encapsulated language.

Okay, this seems to be your answer. Thanks.

> Please flame me for being patronizing again.

I never "flamed" you for being patronizing. You were being patronizing and I just noticed it and called you on it.

> You simply don't know what you are talking about.

I started the thread with a question, so, in general that would already prove that I was not proclaiming to "know" what I'm talking about. Even in the slice of text which you chose to cite and respond to, I never proclaimed anything. If you actually read what you had cited you might have noticed the phrase "he and I thought it might be". That is clearly stated by someone who is NOT proclaiming it as fact but instead putting it out there as an idea of what "might" be the reason. But, you cited these words and then proceeded to be derogatory, with no reason whatsoever. There are plenty of newsgroup postings with your name tied to them with the same exact flavor of responses. Not sure why you feel the need to be so derogatory so often, but, well, you are Sybrand and this newsgroup probably wouldn't be exactly what it is if you weren't the crufty curmudgeon that you are.

The only thing of positive substance is exactly what I was asking in the first place. You state PLSQL is modeled after ADA, a strongly encapsulated language. Which basically says to me that you are saying that Oracle simply made a choice not to expose the package variable. There was nothing other than a choice. Is this true? It certainly would be a reasonable answer to a simple and reasonable question. I would still wonder why we were able to access these package variables in SQL in Oracle 7. I'm pretty sure this is the case, but if it isn't, I guess you will answer with yet another, "you don't know what you are talking about." flavor of responses.

Galen Boyer
Received on Sat Jan 26 2008 - 09:24:03 CST

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