Subject Re: [Firebird-general] Interbase price in 1990
Author Ann Harrison
> On Feb 5, 2015, at 7:54 AM, Scott Morgan blumf@... [Firebird-general] <> wrote:
> Arrays, do people use them?

Arrays were created for Boeing and Lockheed, both of which used InterBase to manage test data for aircraft systems. Boeing's engineers loved arrays - it was a very solid implementation - able to extract slices and sections and perform various functions. Boeing's IT department tried to ban the use of arrays because they were non-standard. Most of InterBase's customers were large companies that used Apollo or Sun workstations - the pricing was not out of line with costs on those platforms.

When Borland acquired InterBase in 1991, they had no interest in the existing customer base. They were a PC-software company and didn't understand the sales and suppport necessary for big ticket software. As far as I know, array's haven't been maintained or documented since V3.