What is the name for the window with horizontal scroll bar in which the code is presented? Text of article -- window with code -- more article text -- another window ... In every article on sqlservercentral.com that I have read that uses the windows to present code, the windows display less than an inch wide and can't be stretched. Scrolling doesn't help when the window displays less than an inch at a time. Is this window method of setting off the code within the article discussion an improvement on simply using whitespace and switching between fonts? No.
I haven't copied the code from each of the windows and pasted it into a document where I can read it, so I haven't learned from this article. It is CLR, though, that use of CLR makes it harder for a SQL Server administrator to see what's going on with their SQL Server. A SQL Server administrator can see instantly whether xp_cmdshell is enabled, knows the implications of this, and can use T-SQL to find all stored procs with the string 'xp_cmdshell'. Security decisions that aren't transparent to the SQL Server administrator two years down the road when the clever application developer has gone elsewhere are not usually supported. If an application feature causes problems because the administrator doesn't understand it, they often rewrite that feature, calling the rewrite a patch.
"Look, those sheep have been shorn."
data analyst replies, "On the sides that we can see.."