Refactoring is your friend / moving from 6.x to 9.x

J. Landman Gay jacque at
Mon Dec 31 16:32:23 EST 2018

I'm generally deficient when it comes to databases but curious how one 
creates a memory based one. Is there a trick, and does it work with others 
besides sql?

This is probably a newbie question.
Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at
HyperActive Software |
On December 31, 2018 11:31:15 AM Bob Sneidar via use-livecode 
<use-livecode at> wrote:

> For multiple recursions into an array I came up with a method for loading 
> an array into a memory based sql database. Subsequent queries take less 
> time, depending of course on how complex they are, but you can do lots of 
> cool thinks, like complex filtering / sorts, calculations, etc. to a 
> cursor, then I have a function that converts a cursor to an array.
> I originally used it to get the topmost, leftmost, bottommost and rightmost 
> objects on a card that were visible by using min and max queries on a list 
> of the objects. But of course the method can be expanded to do almost anything.
> Bob S
>> On Dec 30, 2018, at 11:33 , Malte Pfaff-Brill via use-livecode 
>> <use-livecode at> wrote:
>> Not yet fixable for me:
>> Array operations on larger data sets still slower than they were
>> Non engine related:
>> My SQL-Fu has improved a bit ;-) Quite a bit of performance to gain there.
>> Did anybody of you happen to refactor old code and if so, do you have any 
>> observations you might want to share?
>> Cheers,
>> Malte
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