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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Set permissions and/or add database triggers?

    Or maybe I still don't quite get the problem...

    • Let me elaborate... Suppose you develop some application that uses a database as a backend. You store pretty much everything in your database, including user-modifiable data (the stuff you expect your user to change because that's the purpose of the application) but also the data that's important to the application itself. Let's assume you have some help files stored in the database. There is some chance that the user translated them, did some extra HTML cleaning, etc. For the upgrade, we shouldn't really o
      • Oh, I get it now. I've seen one app deal with it by keeping the user-defined data (help messages and prompts and things like that) separate from the default system data. If the user updated anything, it was copied and then flagged as user defined. The app preferred to fetch the user defined data first, then the non-user defined data. That way you could update the default app data without overwriting the user defined data.