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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Yeah, I've worked with a big pile of MySQL-based software that uses timestamps instead of date times all over the place, and then does crazier things. The first timestamp, for example, is used as a last modification time, except it's displayed to the users as something more like a created/modified-in-certain-way time, meaning that if you modify other fields, you have to modify that one to explicily /not/ change.

    Sure, it's a sign of programmer failure, but it's yet another case where MySQL makes easy things easy and horrible things probable.
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    rjbs