Subject RE: [Firebird-devel] RE: [Firebird-Architect] Architecture -- Why you should care
Author Leyne, Sean

> No, I don't think that is the issue at all. The architecture controls
> (or at least should control) how extensions are to be handled. The
> question is whether ibase.h defines a handle as an uninterpreted 32
> quantity or as a pointer.

And the answer is???

> The former is consistent with the
> archtiecture, the later is not. The former allows code that was
> implemented with the assumption that handles are 32 bit to continue to
> work, the later allows Nickolay to get away with a cheap hack of no
> significant.

I think that that the characterization of whether Nickolay approach is a
"hack" is dependent on the answer to the question at hand.