Re: Deprecated features in 12c

From: Peter Schneider <>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:27:18 +0200
Message-ID: <ltfo8u$8r7$>

Am 25.08.2014 17:56, schrieb Mladen Gogala:
> On Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:19:54 +0200, Peter Schneider wrote:
>> Am 25.08.2014 00:07, schrieb Mladen Gogala:
>> [...]
>>> In Oracle 12c we still have the schizophrenic with two job mechanisms.
>>> Of course, the manual says that DBMS_JOB is deprecated, but Oracle
>>> itself still uses it, which means that it is sort of not deprecated
>>> after all. The same thing applies to the type "LONG":
>> I think that these are not going away anytime soon - removing support
>> for them would break a gazillion applications out there.
>> Regards Peter
> Well, DBMS_JOB can easily be emulated using DBMS_SCHEDULER, which is much
> more powerful, all encompassing batch framework. I really don't see what
> would be broken by merging DBMS_JOB and DBMS_SCHEDULER.

Yes, Oracle is free to change their internal implementations as they like.

However they should take care (and they do!) that published APIs and semantics/behaviour do not change all of a sudden, and not without years and years of prior announcements.

I.e. any change that requires me to change/recompile my applications is bad and causes work and effort, and costs my company money.


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