Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: Firebird 2.5 maximum length for each type of identifier
Author Ann W. Harrison
On 11/19/2010 10:49 AM, Kjell Rilbe wrote:
> Ann W. Harrison skriver:
>> On 11/19/2010 1:22 AM, Kjell Rilbe wrote:
>> The problem with extending the length of identifiers is just that it's
>> a lot of work. Existing tools can still work unchanged on databases
>> that still use short names - the API separates the field definition from
>> buffer definitions - so the transition does not have to happen
>> simultaneously.
> OK, great! So is is it internally in FB it's a lot of work to bump up
> the max identifier length? Or were you referring to tools?

Work all over the place, messing up what others are trying to do and
not gratifying. Hey guys, we lived with 8.3 names for decades. Why
can't you kids show some discipline?