[elephant-devel] BTREE Sorting on Symbol Strings?

Pierre THIERRY nowhere.man at levallois.eu.org
Mon Jan 22 06:42:11 UTC 2007

Scribit Ian Eslick dies 21/01/2007 hora 17:21:
> How often do users of Elephant rely on BTrees where the symbols are
> ordered according to the symbol's name?

That's strange enough for me that I can't think of any use case at first

> Most  symbol serialization is highly redundant and can be factored out
> by  assigning a persistent ID to each symbol as we do with persistent
> objects.

That seems a very desirable optimization indeed.

> As this is a user configurable option (my-config.sexp) and will be
> [disabled] by default I don't think there is any harm in promoting
> this.

I agree, but as I said, I don't see how symbols as strings in BTree
indexes may help.

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