Subject Re: [IBO] IB Basics?
Author Geoff Worboys
> It makes life a WHOLE lot easier if you don't use
> quoted identifiers at all.

A curious comment Helen. I am sure a lot of work went into providing
support for these capabilities and here you are suggesting that people
not use them :-)

Note: I realise that your text was posted to ensure Dion understood
that quotes may be required. However I wanted to be sure any people
new to IB/IBO understand that this is a subjective, not technical,
opinion. So I thought I would offer my converse opinion.

I dont see quoted identifiers as a problem - in fact I see them as
reducing some of the work load. Now I dont have to maintain separate
lists of identifier=name values for all the tables, procedures etc
etc. (Particularly nice for procedures which cannot take advantage of
IBOs generic handling of domains.)

Also, thanks to the nature of IBO, this means that grids and other IBO
features can respond very dynamically to changes in the database.

IMHO it makes development at the client a bit easier and my procedure
and trigger code is actually easier to read now (inside a syntax
highlighting editor).

The main thing is that "easier" is a very subjective term. If you
like quoted identifiers use them, I do. If you dont like them then
dont use them. IBO makes either choice valid and easy to implement.

Geoff Worboys
Telesis Computing