Subject Re: [Firebird-Architect] Feature Request: Domains in SP & Triggers.
Author Ann W. Harrison
At 08:00 AM 10/7/2004, Jonathan Neve wrote:
> >
> > Right. Procedures are compiled. Sources may be destroyed, so -
> >recompilation isn't possible.
> >
> >
>Yes, but don't you agree that it doesn't make sense to destroy the
>sources? Obviously, any information in the system tables _can_ be
>destroyed, but if you do so, there's no garantee that the DB will
>operate correctly... I think it's the same for the source code of
>triggers and procedures.

Unfortunately, that's a feature that a number of application
builders use to obfuscate their code in their distributed databases.
Breaking that capability will be a serious problem unless we offer
an alternative that is enough better that they will want to use it.