Subject Re: [firebird-support] create table as select
Author Ann W. Harrison
Alan McDonald wrote:
> well I'm all for switches that make for more common sense. If MS can say "OK
> that's the standards... but users want X so we'll give it to them", why
> can't FB? Let teh standards compliant die-hards have their way but let the
> bulk of users have their's as well.

Death to switches! They make testing impossible for the Firebird
project and for applications built on the database. They give bugs
wonderful hiding places. They let you write applications that work
one way one time and another way another time. Maybe an organization
as big as Microsoft can deal with that level of complexity - though
there's little evidence of it - but for an open source project,
simple, consistent, and correct is the way to go.