Many Cards Versus One Card and a List Field
J. Landman Gay
jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Tue Jan 15 21:32:16 EST 2008
Richard Gaskin wrote:
> J. Downs wrote:
>>> What made it possible to use HC that way was its "hint bits", a
>>> system for indexing field contents which is not only proprietary but
>>> patented as well. Hint bits made it ultra-fast for obtaining data
>>> across the otherwise-complex structures that make up cards and fields.
>> Certainly any such patent has expired by now. Patents are
>> enforceable a maximum of 20 years past the filing date.
> Cool. Let us know what Apples says when you write to ask them for the
> code. ;)
I think it also falls into the category of "company secrets". In every
NDA I've signed, this has legal significance.
Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
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