Subject RE: [firebird-support] Why the UDF are not integrated in the FB engine ?
Author Steffen Heil

> Somebody knows why the common UDF are not included inside the server
engine?. I know is good that the functions are extendible, but if they are
so commonly used, why not leave them inside the server already like Sysbase
or MS SQL server do so???. How about a CRC function?

Because it is simply not needed. Other servers do usually not have
mechanisms like UDFs. For firebird, there is no (or at least) only a very
cheap overhead for having these functions as UDFs. Why should there be
anything more integrated into the core engine, as absolutely required?

Anyway, I am not in the designer team of firebird. Maybe someone of them
might answer more.