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J. David Blackstone has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering and nine years of experience at a wireless telecommunications company, where he learned Perl and never looked back. J. David has an advantage in that he works really hard, he has a passion for writing good software, and he knows many of the world's best Perl programmers.

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Friday January 31, 2003
03:55 PM

Oracle's got regexes!!!

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Today's priceless gem from Learning Oracle PL/SQL, the book I almost skipped, is the OWA_PATTERN package, which implements regular expressions in PL/SQL. Still not a language level construct, like in Perl, but it's definitely a step up from doing them in, say, C. I'd say it's comparable to the way TCL does it.

That was my number one question in the first of the two Oracle classes I took back in 2000. The instructor had never heard of them.

Perhaps more interesting to folks would be the fact that Oracle also has an LWP-alike, the UTL_HTTP package.

More tools added to my arsenal. :)

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  • You can always google for it, but I'm lazy. doc [jaguar.dote.hu] and syntax [oracle.co.kr]. Interesting that half of what you find when you google is in non-US domains.

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    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
    • And, of course, interesting but not surprising that it's gone three years later. :)

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      J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers