31142 lines/cards/records

Geoff Canyon gcanyon at inspiredlogic.com
Tue Oct 22 12:00:02 CDT 2002


At 10:05 AM -0600 10/22/02, Dar Scott wrote:
>On Tuesday, October 22, 2002, at 09:18 AM, Terry Vogelaar wrote:
>
>> I could make a comma delimited
>> field with 31142 lines, a stack with 31142 cards or a database with 31142
>> records.
>
>Is there a particular reason why arrays are not on your list?  Does this mean you have no field (combination) that is unique?  Are there operations you need that arrays can't do well?
>
>I'm not really advocating arrays.  I'm too green to do that.  It's just I wouldn't have thrown out arrays as candidates.

It's borderline, but I'd go with text/arrays. A stack with 30,000 cards will be painfully slow to open. A database is also an option, but as long as a restriction to new-ish hardware isn't an issue, I'd probably stick with text/arrays.
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regards,

Geoff Canyon
gcanyon at inspiredlogic.com




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