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Re: [INTERFACES] Naming of the PostreSQL ODBC .dll file

From: Byron Nikolaidis <byronn(at)insightdist(dot)com>
To: "Julia A(dot)Case" <julie(at)postgreSQL(dot)org>
Cc: "Julia A(dot)Case" <julie(at)hub(dot)org>, pgsql-interfaces(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [INTERFACES] Naming of the PostreSQL ODBC .dll file
Date: 1998-04-17 21:55:06
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Well, the driver is now 32 bit and 16 bit support would be very difficult to add and
would degrade the driver's performance and supportability, as I already stated.  I
think it would be moving backwards for this development effort.

We haven't heard any complaints yet about the lack of 16 bit support.  Why dont we
just keep going in a forward direction and see what happens.  It seems to work for
Bill Gates.   He's no friend of mine, but he sure knows how to get software to


Julia A.Case wrote:

> Quoting Byron Nikolaidis (byronn(at)insightdist(dot)com):
> > That was one of the biggest changes with this driver.  It no longer supports
> > 16 bit windows.  All the messy Dummy Handle Lists that used to be mainted were
> > eliminated and now the handle is the pointer to the structure for all the
> > Statement functions.  The old driver used GlobalAlloc and GlobalLock to handle
> > 16 bit because the pointer returned by malloc may be moved and is not
> > sufficient to be used for a handle.  In 32 bit windows, you can safely use
> > malloc.
> >
>         The last time I made mumblings of droping 16 bit support I got
> roasted pretty good.  There seem to still be a lot of 16 bit users out
> there that would like to use the driver.
> Julie

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