> > However, if the storage manager were designed to handle it, then it
> > would be possible to have a readable text representation of the data and
> > a not necessarily readable fast-access mechanism. Which I think counts
> > as having your cake and eating it in this context.
> Yes, this is an obvious possibility, and someone else suggested a similar
> idea, making an index file for the text-based format. Perhaps that will be
> the best approach in the end; I don't know. Of course, you'd want to be
> able to re-index the text-based data file in case you change it by hand.
> You can at least get the performance of a binary-only solution this way,
> but the space efficiency isn't the same if the text format is verbose...
Everyone has talked about performance, efficiency and readability
issues that going to a human-readable format would solve, but no one
has mentioned anything about how they will handle atomic transactions
in this case.
Just a little reminder.
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:28 2006