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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • porting DECODE (which was what most Oracle SQL programmers used before CASE was implemented) into MySQL.. scarred me for life, it did. Because PL/SQL programmers uses DECODE in lots of funky ways..

    • which was what most Oracle SQL programmers used before CASE was implemented

      I'm sure it will be what most Oracle programmers use after CASE is implemented. It took eight years from standardization for Oracle to get it into the system ... figure twice that for general users to figure it out and start using it.

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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