[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! :)