[Ann] xaLib - library to extract data from an array.

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at iotecdigital.com
Wed Apr 18 18:38:21 EDT 2018

Heh heh. I wasn't asking you to actually USE convert to sqlite memory in your library. I was just saying that for a few xqueries yours a really useful library, but for lots of queries against a large array, the performance of first converting to an sqlite memory database and then querying that and converting back to array would likely be noticibly better performance wise. 

I already wrote code and posted it for converting a numbered array to a sqlite memory database so let me know if you didn't get that so you don't have to rewrite it all. 

Bob S

> On Apr 18, 2018, at 15:20 , Alex Tweedly via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> Well, it's only a case of "I expect ..." so we shouldn't trust my intuition until we've benchmarked it a bit :-)
> Having said that - we will still be using script to iterate over the keys/elements of the array, so there is likely to be some cost there - even before we allow sqlite to index some columns.
> I've just started looking at it from the performance point of view, and reduced the time for the simple case in the included test stack by 95% so it doesn't feel so bad now .... but I'll need to completely rewrite the main functions/handlers :-(
> I'll try to import the data into an sqlite DB and compare against that too - will report with some numbers tomorrow (and come up with a more reasonable test case.
> Alex.

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