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Mon Jul 31 20:01:22 PDT 2000
On Mon, Jul 31, 2000 at 07:59:18PM -0700, Monkey Master wrote:
> 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.
Umm, you're keeping its data in RAM. But my whole point is moot ever
since I realized that EFM uses a DB for each directory. So don't
listen to me.
> The task of reading in configuration data does not map onto
> editing of arbitrary-length files.
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