Subject Re: [Firebird-Architect] transient data sets and procedures
Author Ann W. Harrison
Dmitry Yemanov wrote:
>>What are the problems? The declaration doesn't even have to match the
>>actual definition. We have always supported access to records created
>>by earlier generations of the metadata without trouble. Transient
>>dataset declarations are the same logical and physical problem that can
>>be dealt with the same rules and mechanisms.
> I strongly disagree. Everything used without a compile check must be checked
> as strongly as possible at runtime. I don't want to see metadata formats
> applied to transient datasets.

Would you explain why? On the one hand, you seem very concerned about
the fragility of the system which rises from possible mismatches between
formats of transient data sets described in procedures and the actual
runtime formats, and on the other, you strongly object to using a
mechanism that has dealt with such problems since the beginning. I'm