Subject Re: [Firebird-general] Historic Question
Author Lester Caine
On 05/02/15 10:20, Dmitry Yemanov dimitr@...
[Firebird-general] wrote:
> Actually, BIGINT was introduced in FB 1.5.
>>> >> Were generators always 64 bit
>> >
>> > In Firebird (and IB6), yes.
> It depends on the ODS. Generators are 64-bit in ODS10 and higher. If
> Firebird opens an older ODS database, generators are 32-bit.
>>> >> or did they evolve from 32bit.
>> >
>> > Firebird never had 32-bit generators.
> But IB had, before IB6 and ODS10 appeared.

OK that triggered the correct recovery subroutine. I started with IB5 so
I would have upgraded the generators to 64bit at some point, and I STILL
have a piece of code to use two integers to provide 64 binary flags
which would be a single BIGINT these days.

Lester Caine - G8HFL
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