Subject RE: [IB-Architect] assert triggers and server aborts
Author Claudio Valderrama C.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike Nordell [mailto:tamlin@...]
> Sent: Domingo 13 de Agosto de 2000 1:31
> Suggestion from a dev-list pointed me here with this problem, since
> IB-Architect would be the more probable list to find someone that
> knows, if
> even partially, this code.
> Preconditions: debug build with DEV_BUILD macro defined.
> This results in an triggered assert
> assert (sort_key->skd_dtype != 0);
> at (or about) line 4287 in jrd/opt.c.

BLOBs accept charsets but not collations. Also, when you order by a BLOB
field, the documentation states this cannot be done and in practice, the
ordering is using the BLOB_ID.
So, the release build simply allows such code to run, but the result is
unmeaningful for the user, unless he/she's really trying to discover the
order of the BLOB_IDs.
I think that it should be left as it's. In the debug release, probably an
assertion is the way to proceed.