Subject RE: [IBDI] Firebird 1
Author Paulo Gaspar
Answer inline:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Claudio Valderrama C. [mailto:cvalde@...]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2001 6:06 AM
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Paulo Gaspar [mailto:Paulo.Gaspar@...]
> > Sent: Martes 5 de Junio de 2001 10:49
> >
> > It is funny that you _seem_ to say that an SQL database is not the
> > right tool to query data - what is the meaning of SQL then?
> SQL does declarative queries. By nature, it understands rowsets,
> not record
> numbers. It was made non-procedural and this is a good and bad thing,
> depending on the task you need to accomplish.

Then we can at least agree that it is usually a good tool to query data.

> > I want to use Firebird for Internet work... but what I am getting is
> > a lot of people saying that Firebird does not want to be an Internet
> > database. (Man, the Internet is really out of hype this days!)
> A hype is a hype. Period. The net is useful, but ask those
> companies that
> no longer exist and that were born with and for the hype. The issue is not
> hype, but what thing really useful you can do.
> The engine is basically a query processor with some
> proprietary languages,
> adapted over time to process SQL. It's not an applet with a PREV and NEXT
> buttons.

It sure is not, or I would keep connections open as you suggested before.

> While nobody would object that the thing needs
> enhancements and can
> be adapted to the Internet requirements, it shouldn't be an excuse for the
> laziest programmer wanting to write the dumbest, crappiest web application
> for the biggest money in the shortest time. Good applications take effort
> and thinking. You always have to put something intelligent from yourself.
> Any web app can keep a minimal state, unless you are really ultra lazy to
> program it.
> C.

I am not at some .com in the USA. The company I work for existed BEFORE the
hype and never went into a new market frenzy.

You are making impolite insinuations talking about something you don't know
and someone you don't know, about an issue you did not try (our could not)

Have fun,
Paulo Gaspar