[plt-scheme] About Firebird/Interbase

From: Brent Fulgham (brent.fulgham at xpsystems.com)
Date: Wed Jul 17 11:20:58 EDT 2002

Hi Noel,

> In case anyone is wondering:
> http://firebird.sourceforge.net/ :
[ ... snip ... ] 
> My view: it's a very light weight (only 2.5MB
> download), low maintenance, and high-performance
> relational DBMS.

This is an off-topic question, but how does this
database compare to PostgreSQL or MySQL?

I believe Firebird is based on the old Interbase
product from Borland/Imprise, correct?  I'm not
familiar with its particulars, but you obviously
like something about it enough to write an interface
for it!

Does it support any object database features (like
PostgreSQL) or provide any particularly scheme-friendly



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