save data in custom properties in a stack- or a text file?
josh at dvcreators.net
Wed Aug 1 19:09:01 EDT 2007
I know stacks are a nice way to save a lot of data because it can be
organized by custom property and custom property set.
But what about a simple list of data consisting of name, URL, and a
couple other fields, that needs to be downloaded from a server- would
you save the data in:
A. a stack in custom properties?
B. Or a text file?
The information in this case will never get more complicated, though
is remotely possible a data field or two might be added in the
future. But the data will never evolve to be complex, it will always
merely be a list of files.
Here is my comparison:
writing to/reading from: code must be written for both, text file a
entering/reading data manually: text file way easier
encrypting: a tie
adding data "fields": a tie, easy in either (you must think ahead)
possible data corruption: a tie
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