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[REBOL] Re: dbms3.r 01

From: brett:codeconscious at: 15-Jan-2002 19:11

With so much good thinking on this topic I'm a little intimidated to make my comment! But anyway ... Scanning the posts I didn't see anyone point out that an in-memory structure can look very different from an on-disk structure. Maybe it is too obvious. If someone said it - sorry for the repeat! So you can optimise your in-memory structure to handle the expected access requests in an efficient manner. The out-of-memory (persistent) structure could be more attuned to other requirements or perhaps there could be multiple formats. The trick will be in binding the two together. I refer to it as an out-of-memory structure rather than an on-disk structure because you may want to bind it not just with a disk file but perhaps with some custom xml parser, or mime-email or port, or. whatever. Gabriele, if you achieve everything I've seen on the list it will be the best little database ever! :) Regards, Brett.