Subject Re: [firebird-php] PHP Driver status
Author Milan Babuskov
Hi Lester,

Lester Caine wrote:
> fbclient.dll allows local direct access to a server without using TCP/IP and
> that has to be compatible with the server. While it would be possible to say
> 'PHP uses TCP/IP access only' the other applications may not have that
> restriction. It is the much more complex combination of access methods that
> the client supports that needs someone who understands ALL the knock-on
> effects have having different versions of the client present?

although everything you wrote is correct, I fail to see how that changes
anything on the PHP side. Access path is determined by Firebird client
library and not PHP. You could happily take php_interbase.dll compiled
against one FBClient.DLL and replace that DLL with another (say, for
example, fbembed.dll renamed to be fbclient.dll) and it will work.

PHP doesn't and shouldn't know anything about it.


Milan Babuskov