[pacman-dev] backends

Judd Vinet jvinet at zeroflux.org
Fri Oct 27 16:42:12 EDT 2006

On Thu, 26 Oct 2006 17:11:05 -0500
"Aaron Griffin" <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
> No no no.... you're missing the point.  Because reading individual
> files is slow, we need a new backend.  This does not imply a database
> backend is a good idea.  It implies a single-file solution is ideal,
> yes.  What I've been trying to show was that, considering the
> slow-down is from reading hundreds of files, that does not imply a
> database.  ANY single-file solution would work.

Heh, well almost any.  See pacman1 for an implementation that did not
work.   Well, it worked, but it was painfully slow -- sequential
searching through a massive text file to find the package in question.

- J

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