Yes, we all know that Microsoft *bought* FoxPro's underlaying
technology, that is *FoxBASE*! Everything ever called FoxPro has been a
Agreed that FoxPro's xBase implementation is quite quick, but the fact
that it's pushed as a high-performance multi-user engine is a bit of an
insult. If one more of my clients calls me saying "Help! Our medical
management software won't start! Help!" and it turns out that a reindex
was attempted while someone was busy inserting pictures of fresh
incissions I'll be very annoyed (and charging accordingly).
Ed Leafe wrote:
> On Feb 10, 2004, at 9:12 AM, Chris Nolan wrote:
>> 12. MySQL AB weren't responsible for afflicting the world with the
>> Jet database engine (Access) or Visual FoxPro, thus they are more
>> trustworthy than MS! :-)
> Microsoft *bought* FoxPro; they didn't develop the database
> engine. FWIW, it is one of the fastest engines for local manipulation
> of data. I frequently use Visual FoxPro to grab data from a MySQL
> database, make the updates locally, and then pump the changes back.
> VFP rocks with MySQL!
> Ed Leafe