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Re: Processing after the end of DATA

2010-08-10 00:47:39

Hector Santos wrote:
First of all, in the interests of full and proper disclosure, I should mention that this particular trick is patented: US Patent #7080123. (I'm the author, but Oracle owns the patent.)


Dupe checking method was an essential design requirement since the 80s.

Um, I kinda suspect Ned's well aware of the prior art. And you should actually read the claims in the patent.