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Oracle PL/SQL Best Practices by Steven Feuerstein

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Conventions Used in This Book

The following typographical conventions are used in this book:

Italic

Indicates filenames, directory names, and URLs. It’s also used for emphasis and for the first use of a technical term.

Bold

Used when referring, by number, to a best practice described in this book (e.g., [BIP-04: Handle expected and named exceptions when performing file I/O.]).

Constant width

Indicates examples and to show the contents of files and the output of commands.

Constant width bold

Indicates code entered by a user (e.g., via SQL*Plus) or to highlight code lines being discussed.

UPPERCASE

In code examples, indicates PL/SQL keywords.

lowercase

In code examples, indicates user-defined items (e.g., variables).

Tip

This icon designates a note, which is an important aside to the nearby text. For example, I’ll use this icon when suggesting the use of an alternative feature.

Warning

This icon designates a warning relating to the nearby text. For example, I’ll use this icon when a particular feature might affect performance or preclude use of some other feature.

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