[Pkg-firebird-general] control file slight changes

Damyan Ivanov divanov@creditreform.bg
Wed, 30 Jun 2004 09:46:05 +0300

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Anthony Tan wrote:
>> Are you suggesting there is difference in UDF handling between super 
>> and classic? I'd be interested to read about this. Do you have any 
>> links at hand?
> It's not a specific difference per se but just more a consequence of 
> using threads as opposed to spawning a whole new process each time, the 
> only link I have handy is this one:
> http://www.ibphoenix.com/main.nfs?a=ibphoenix&page=ibp_ss_vs_classic

I see.
I've got http://debian.sente.pl/fb2/firebird2_1.5.0-1.diff.gz (at last).
I keep thinking tha sentence about UDFs on super is not necessary. If I 
am going to develop an UDF I'll most probably know what the traps are. 
On the other side, this sencense suggests that writing UDFs on classic 
is easier, which may lead to developing an UDF that does not work on 
super. IMO it is better to develop the UDF as thread-safe from the 
start, so there is no need to push joe-developer to classic. Anyway, as 
you can see, the difference between interaction of UDFs with super and 
classic is very developer-oriented, so it is a "cryptic" message to 
joe-user, who just want to install Firebird.

I don't want to go into lenghty duscussion about such a detail. If it is 
just my preference against yours, let it be your way.

Another (real) suggestion: Swap first and second paragraphs of 
description - i.e. first give some info of what Firebird is, then what 
is the difference between classic and super.

I am going to install your packages and see if our application still 
works :-)

Good work!


Damyan Ivanov                             Creditreform Bulgaria
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