Subject Re: [IBO] IBO advantages over IBX
Author Paul Gallagher
----- Original Message -----
From: Geoff Worboys <geoff@...>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, December 28, 2000 9:30 PM
Subject: Re: [IBO] IBO advantages over IBX

> The core of IBO is very tightly entwined. As witness to this, take a

Wouldn't really matter. The stripped down version only needs to have a very
few lines of code removed. Without those few lines, the rest is worthless.
Also, don't include the form units that are not needed. It would definitely
be more complicated to maintain, but with some compiler directives, and
splitting the directories of the source into a full, and a partial license,
it might not be so bad. The "removed" lines of code could possibly be in an
include file. The stripped version just doesn't get the include files.

Or rather than actually removing any code, maybe there is a way to
cryptically "turn off" the more expensive controls.

It is kind of ironic that the "stripped down" data access components are
actually inherited versions of the "good ones".

I'm certainly not trying to tell Jason how to market his product, because he
knows far more about it than I do. But if this was the reason he has not
offered a stripped version in the past, then maybe it is not as much of a
problem as it seems. Certainly, the stripped version would be much larger
than it needs to be. There would be a lot of code in there doing nothing.
From a programmers point of view, that is awful, but from a marketing point
of view, it is irrelevant.