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Mon Jul 31 19:59:18 PDT 2000

begin  Aaron Lehmann quotation:
> Exactly my point. Berkeley DB makes it easy to seek() and load data
> when you need it. Not loading a text configuration file into core
> while running would probably cause parsing nightmares, as well as a
> loss of speed due to parsing.

	But the whole point of reading in a configuration file is to
populate configuration data structures.  YOu're not REALLY keeping
that .foorc file around in RAM-- it just sets environment variables
and so forth.  

	The task of reading in configuration data does not map onto
editing of arbitrary-length files.

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