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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • For instance a lot of places don't want to create or modify lots of different tables. Sometimes this is due to poor communication between programmers and DBAs, sometimes there are real problems trying to keep table definitions in sync across multiple databases. However if you can convince them to create tables like this, then those issues just magically go away.

    But, that said, it is more often a sign of a developer who heard about the fact that you can do this, the developer thought it would be cool, and didn't have the common sense to understand why it is a bad idea.