Data/File Structure and Algorithm for Retrieving Sorted Data Chunk Efficiently

Alex Martelli aleaxit at
Fri Oct 8 17:52:37 CEST 2004

On 2004 Oct 08, at 17:38, Josiah Carlson wrote:
> I would hope that bsddb keeps track of tree location information in an
> intelligent way, so even if it is slower, it still beats a flat text
> file hands-down.
> It would likely not beat a real dbms, but it all depends on if the
> original poster finds that necessary.

Hmmmm -- I could be wrong, but doesn't MySql _use_ bsddb as its lower 
level at least for some kinds of tables?  Yet (for simple query) the 
vox populi has it "faster" than "real dbms"s... just wondering aloud...


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