Subject Re: [ib-support] C API set dialect?
Author William L. Thomson Jr.
On Fri, 2002-07-26 at 02:45, Helen Borrie wrote:
> At 12:42 AM 26-07-02 -0700, William L. Thomson Jr. wrote:
> > > Hmm... But in this case can somebody explain me what is
> > > isc_dpb_SQL_dialect needed for?
> >
> >That was not in the pdf docs I am looking at, but is in the ibase.h
> >file. I assume it to be something new to Firebird, or just not included
> >in the docs I am using.
> It's something new to ODS 10 (i.e. IB 6 and Firebird) and it's documented
> in the InterBase 6.5 release of the API Guide as an item in the Database
> Parameter Block (DPB) in the chapter "Connecting to Databases".

That explains it's existence in the header file.

> There are unfortunately a lot of things in the beta docs pertaining to IB 6
> (and therefore to Firebird) that are incomplete. Those docs are simply the
> work-in-progress of the IB 6 documentation as it stood when Borland shelved
> IB 6 back in December 1999. If you are going to do much work using the
> API, it might be of benefit to purchase the IB 6.5 media kit from Borland.

I will do that, $50 is about the price of a good book, so it should be
worth it for the docs. I noticed on IBPoenix something about a CD
release of Firebird, with some docs. Are those docs not available else
where? Also are there any API docs on the CD, or will they be with the
next release.

I would rather give the funds to you all, instead of Borland. But if not
I will give Borland the $50, and call it a day. :)

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