Subject Re: [Firebird-Architect] Database Capabilities
Author Jim Starkey
Nando Dessena wrote:

>BTW, I think this discussion should also consider the future of the
>Services API as Firebird currently implements it. I am aware it
>doesn't conform to the original philosophy of InterBase but since it's
>there I'd like to know if Firebird is going to keep on supporting it
>and extending it or phase it out in favor of something else. In the
>former case, it seems to me that attaching to the services manager is
>the obvious (=coherent with what we already do for similar things)
>path to get database-independent information.
Backward compatibility is the cost of doing business, so we have to
support it, but it is so ugly. I'd rather see it wither and die. When
somebody has an idea that would otherwise go into the services area, I
suggest we consider the issue ab inito.


Jim Starkey
Netfrastructure, Inc.
978 526-1376