Subject RE: [IB-Architect] Spatial objects in IB
Author Andy Gibson
>Don't you think that people would prefer a functionnality be implemented by
>Interbase rather than by a company they never heard of before ?

If we are talking about basic functions here, like SQRT and string
functions, then that depends. I am sure an Open Source one will crop up
sooner or later, and as such, would remove a great deal of risk associated
with the UDF. (Maybe interbase should start a library collection of them)

On the other hand, if they are much more complex functions, then 2 things :

a) An open source version is less likely.
b) the functions would probably be too complex and specific to include in
the core (E.G. Fourier transforms)

Hence, the problem will resolve itself...


Andy Gibson