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Want to examine the code for oracle supplied packages

Is there a way to explore oracle supplied packages through a dictionary view or through some other means?

For example, if I want to go explore and examine the code behind DBMS_OUTPUT , how can I find it?

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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
All code can be seen in DBA_SOURCE.

Most Oracle code is WRAPPED:

There are some claims around that you can unwrap the code but there are likely license/legal issues in even trying.

Short of that, it is likely in nativly compiled C/Java code.  Not sure how to see that.

I personally feel that you won't be able to 'legally' get what you are after.
Mark_CoAuthor Commented:
OK, thank you
DavidSenior Oracle Database AdministratorCommented:
I may easily be mistaken, but I think you will need to first receive the SELECT ANY DICTIONARY system privilege.
Mark_CoAuthor Commented:
much obliged for the tip
Geert GruwezOracle dbaCommented:
legally, the easiest way,
go work at oracle :)

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