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Re: the obliterate discussion - why dumpfiltering is no valid workaround

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-07-20 21:55:31 CEST

Erik Huelsmann wrote:
>> If your system relies on users never making mistakes, either you don't
>> have many users or you should expect it to be very fragile.
> I work in a financial institution. Users make mistakes. We correct
> them, but the original error stays in the database, forever.

What would you do if a user included something in your database that
would be illegal for you to store or redistribute to anyone else? And I
doubt if your comparison really comparable in other respects. Can a
user accidentally include a DVD image in a database update instead of a
small change?

   Les Mikesell
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Received on Fri Jul 20 21:52:49 2007

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