Subject RE: [IB-Architect] UDF's
Author Jim Starkey
At 02:09 PM 4/2/01 -0400, you wrote:
>But users accounts are defined on a server-wide basis.. ;-]

By the very same guys that brought you the "politically correct"
fiasco. The idea wasn't very well thought out.

>Actually UDFs have like 0 interface code... A single C source file (or
>multiple files if you want to segment your functions in some manner) with
>*minimal* conditionals should be able to compile on <INSERT IB-SUPPORTED

A major problem with UDFs is that they run inside a server. A bad
(or misunderstood) UDF can crash the server, browse the host OS
with enhanced privileges, break security, corrupt memory, and so
on. I don't think most system administrators want to pick up a
big pile of random code and let it run in the middle of their

The Java sandbox model works like a charm, but see above.

Jim Starkey