Surely this is only a problem if you use
select * from tab1 and I can't believe that
anyone would be stupid enough to do that in production
For exactly the reason that you discuss, you should
always use select col1, col2 from tab1
The problem is not with Perl or DBI, but with your
usage of SQL.
"Perl makes the fun jobs fun
and the boring jobs bearable" - me
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