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Re: [patch #5690] Clean up case code

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: [patch #5690] Clean up case code
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 07:16:49 -0800
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Ben Pfaff <address@hidden> writes:

> John Darrington <address@hidden> writes:
>> I can see two alternative ways to overcome this, but neither are
>> particularly nice:
>> 1. Copy the case locally, write to it, and replace it into the
>>    flexifile. This wouldn't be very efficient if we're dealing with
>>    very large cases.
>> 2. Introduce some kind of special case for use in flexifiles which
>>    allows writing.
> 3. Fix the flexifile implementation.  This is what I'm doing
>    right now.  Progress is slow because I have little time, but
>    it'll eventually be ready.
>    The new flexifile has "get case" and "put case" operations for
>    reading and writing arbitrary cases.

I guess really that's the same as #1.

I'm not particularly concerned about efficiency of writing to
individual cases.  We're talking about interactive editing of a
data sheet, right?  It only has to be fast enough that an
interactive user won't notice a delay.  That's a pretty loose

Only wimps use tape backup: _real_ men just upload their important stuff
on ftp, and let the rest of the world mirror it ;)
        -- Linus Torvalds

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