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Re: I'll help with db debugging (and Introduction)

From: Deven T. Corzine <deven_at_ties.org>
Date: 2001-04-05 20:47:13 CEST

On Thu, 5 Apr 2001, Jonathan Leffler wrote:

> 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...

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