Subject Re: [IB-Architect] Interbase Culture and Open Source
Author Jim Starkey
At 02:07 PM 3/28/00 -0700, you wrote:
>From: "Jason Wharton" <jwharton@...>

>Without this the the optimizer
>comes up with on its own which would never complete on any hardware in a
>reasonable amount of time.

Jason, the technical term for this is a "bug." There is a well
established division of labor in the computing industry with
regard to bugs. Users work around them. Developers fix them.
Elevating the workaround to the level of architecture is called
a "mistake."

Jim Starkey