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Re: Filesystem as database (was Re: [Gnumed-devel] address@hidden: Annou

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: Filesystem as database (was Re: [Gnumed-devel] address@hidden: Announcing the Portal])
Date: Sat, 4 Sep 2004 11:18:39 +0200
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> > > > BTW ,  just as idle conjecture, what would the performance of a record
> > > > system that is directories "a  b c d ..." and patient
> > > > surname, firstnames, date of birth  as file names, and records as text
> > > > files , perform like, say with 10,000 patients?
> Ask Alex Caldwell of TkFamilyPractice fame - I believe this is what he is / 
> was doing
It certainly is. Although these days TkFP centralizes most
accesses to the filesystem through a dataserver.tcl server
component - a reinvention of a database engine sine SQL. Seems
to work for them.

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