Oracle Scratchpad

March 25, 2011

Ambiguity

Filed under: Oracle,Philosophy,Troubleshooting — Jonathan Lewis @ 6:51 pm BST Mar 25,2011

“There is no space problem.”

If you saw this comment in the middle of a thread about some vaguely described Oracle problem, which of the following would you think was the intended meaning:

    There is a problem – we have no space.
    We do not have a problem with space

Wouldn’t it make life so much easier to choose between:

    We are not seeing any Oracle errors.
    We are seeing Oracle error: “ORA-01653: unable to extend table X by N in tablespace Z”

(That’s just one of many possible space-related errors, of course.)

1 Comment »

  1. Or, as one of my college professors way back in the day used to say:

    “There are no undiscovered bugs in our software”

    Comment by Gary Eckhardt — March 25, 2011 @ 8:12 pm BST Mar 25,2011 | Reply


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