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Oracle terms with multiple meanings

Oracle Tips by Burleson Consulting
Don Burleson

Don?t you hate it when there are many meanings for the same word?  For example, Oracle?s Virtual Private Database feature is also known as Row-level security, fine-grained access control, VPD, RLS and FGAC.

 

I also wonder why computer terms are so morbid.  Programs are executed, tasks are killed and routines are aborted when they deadlock.

 

We see the same issue with computer terms, many of which have been borrowed from American vernacular.  The other day I was wearing my favorite t-shirt with the phrase ?Got Root?? on it, and a farmer came up and asked ?What kinda root y?all talking about thar??  Let?s take a look at some of these innocuous computer words with double-meanings.

 

Fetch 

    American ? ?Go fetch me that thar possum?.

    Oracle ? In PL/SQL you can fetch a row from a cursor within a loop.

 

Heap 

    American - ?You in a heap ?o trouble, boy?.

    Oracle ? The RAM heap for the PGA contains frames for sorting.

 

Pointer 

    American - ?That pointer is one ?o my best huntin dawgs?

    Oracle ? The segment header block contains a pointer to the high water mark.

 

EBCDIC 

    American ? Hey, I hear that Joe?s got EBCDIC

    Oracle ? Oracle on MVS/ESA supports the EBCDIC character set

 

Broadcast 

    American ? I?m going to broadcast these corn seeds

    Oracle ? The TNS layer can be used for network broadcast messages

 

Bind 

    American ? Man, that cheese will shore bind you up

    Oracle ? You should always use a bind variable with procedures

 

Bootstrap 

    American ? He?s pulled himself up by his own bootstraps.

    Oracle ? The oratab file can bootstrap an instance.

 

Root 

    American ? That sassafras root makes a great potus.

    Oracle ? UNIX installs require root access.

 

Flush 

    American ? Go flush out that raccoon.

    Oracle ? Oracle will flush the buffer cache on shutdown.

 

Spool 

    American ? Run fetch that spool of cable.

    Oracle ? Oracle can spool output to a file.

 

Stale  

    American ? That stale cheese will make great bait.

    Oracle ? Pointers can become stale when nested table rows are relocated.

           

Stack 

    American ? Go stack up that hay.

    Oracle ? Oracle keeps serialization information in the stack.

 

Watchdog 

    American ? He?s a great watchdog but don?t let him grab onto your leg.

    Oracle ? The PMON process has a watchdog timer


 
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