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Sat May 11 18:20:15 EDT 2013
Geoff Canyon wrote:
> I'm curious why you'd want to do this? As far as I can see, the
> advantages of linked lists, and the negatives of the alternatives,
> are both negated by aspects inherent in the LC scripting system.
Because I'm a madman. :)
For production use I'll probably go with SQLite on the project I need
this for, but now and then I stumble across data storage methods I can
write in LC that have a modest advantage or two over alternatives.
Rarely is the advantage performance, but with the overhead of b-trees
and the externals interface you'd be surprised what very specialized
data stores in even a VHL like LC can do.
So now and then on the weekends I tinker with alternatives as a sort of
odd hobby, dreaming of a day I may come up with another data store that
both outperforms SQLite for what I need to do and has the features I'm
And looking around on the Web, I've been surprised so many others share
the same hobby - there are many libraries for even simple things like
flat file stores written in dozens of languages.
Not surprisingly, by the time I add features like aggregate comparisons
to a data store, I find myself going back to SQLite. :)
But still I ponder, and learn, and even when I abandon one of my
experiments I always learn things that make using off-the-shelf data
stores more efficient.
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