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Re: Documentation

From: Martin Grabmueller
Subject: Re: Documentation
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 15:03:29 +0100 (MET)

> From: Michael Livshin <address@hidden>
> Date: 28 Feb 2001 02:14:43 +0200
> * store the text in the online database (dbm would do nicely).
> * yield, as the read value, some lightweight ID which uniquely
>   identifies the stored string (a running counter would do nicely as
>   the key, I think).  this ID is what the 'documentation object
>   property actually stores.
> note that Martin already posted a dbm binding to guile-sources, so he
> must be thinking along the same lines. ;)

Well, actually the GNU dbm bindings are a lot older since they were
originally written for Sizzle.  But the ongoing docstring discussion
was one reason for me to resurrect them.  I think they would be quite
handy for dealing with such databases in Scheme scripts etc.  If we
were to store docstrings into dbm databases in the core, I would of
course offer to merge the necessary code into the libguile core. [but
note that this is just a suggestion -- maybe indexed text files would
be just as good for our requirements]


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