[Pkg-firebird-general] control file slight changes

Remco Seesink raseesink@hotpop.com
Wed, 30 Jun 2004 12:28:16 +0200

> >> 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.

I am also in favor for dropping this out of the package description and moving
it to documentation. It is not that hard to install the other flavour if you
learn about it later and change your mind.