Subject Re: [ib-support] First keyword in Firebird not in InterBase
Author William L. Thomson Jr.
On Fri, 2002-07-12 at 16:49, Thomas Miller wrote:
> Sorry William, but your moaning and groaning is way, way off base. It
> is not our fault you
> assumed that new key words would never get added to the product. I
> would stay on
> IB 6 for the next 10 years so you don't have to worry about new key words.

That's a little harsh and rude, I have already admitted it was my fault
if you read my last post.

Further more I just sent another email, that shows it's not as bad as I
thought due to good programing techniques I have been using.

I also thanked those for positive feedback, who did not take the tone
you did above, and below.

> Second. One thing I hate hearing is that a programmer is too lazy to
> type out a
> field name that is more descriptive. Your laziness is going to cost you
> or someone else
> thousands of dollars. You deserve it.

It's not laziness, but odds. The longer the names of anything thing are
the easier it is to create a typo. The odds increase. Plus not everyone
will think the way I did when creating the db, and etc. So I tried to
stick to things they could relate to easily.

Everyone has at one point or another filled out a paper form, that has

I have never seen a paper form saying Name with each one or using

> And your real problem. You should make all your database objects have
> an "_" (underline)
> in the name. I have yet to see a key work with an underline in it.

A much better suggestion. You should have started off with that instead
of bashing me. I am the first one to admit when I made a mistake and
thank those pointing out positive directions to take.

> You will almost be guaranteed that these will not be key words for the
> next 100 years,
> if you can handle the extra typing.

Yes, but I just do not want to make typos. I have yet to meet anyone who
never makes a typo when programming. They may do it less, but even the
best of us can and will make mistakes.

That's what makes us human.

William L. Thomson Jr.
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