Ken Norris (dialup)
pixelbird at interisland.net
Tue Oct 22 18:09:01 EDT 2002
on 10/22/02 12:02 PM, Richard Gaskin at ambassador at fourthworld.com wrote:
> Ken Norris (dialup) wrote:
>> on 10/22/02 9:05 AM, Dar Scott at dsc at swcp.com 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
>>> 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.
>> Arrays would work for indexing or searching, but not for storage. When you
>> close, variable contents are not saved.
> You can save them as properties in an object.
> One more reason I love using stack files for data storage.
Now there's something I didn't expect. I like it. Yea Rev!
Now I'm interested too. I'm also a fan of using data stacks, but they do
have some drawbacks.
I'm having a bit of trouble visualizing this. How does it work? How do you
efficiently search and edit object properties?
I haven't tried a 'find' in Rev, but in HC it's very fast in fields across a
stack. If you have some kind of idea where you're going, you can use it with
indexes. I've never seen an array search that even comes close.
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