Thursday, May 10, 2012

Pokemon and When Others...

Question: What do Pokemon and When Others in PL/SQL have in common?

For many developers the answer is:

Asnwer: You gotta catch 'em all.

I saw this other blog post on "Dodgy Coder" and was greatly amused by the comparison of Pokemon and catching all exceptions and basically making them disappear.

I've written about this "worst" practice a lot.  You can see some of them at:

You really DON'T gotta catch em' all!  And if you do - you really gotta throw them again (re-raise them)


Blogger Unknown said....

see the comic:

then read the article:

interested to hear the response

Tue May 15, 09:17:00 AM EDT  

Blogger Thomas Kyte said....


both are close enough to reality to be real... Especially the sql injection one - I'm pretty sure stuff like that happens just about every second somewhere.

Tue May 15, 11:14:00 AM EDT  

Anonymous Anonymous said....

It turns out that Oracle 'developers' are not the only people prone to when others then null.

Tue Jun 05, 12:28:00 PM EDT  


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