Paul Prescod paul@prescod.net
Mon, 15 Feb 1999 09:18:20 -0600

"Steven R. Newcomb" wrote:
> Perhaps I misunderstood the
> question (and perhaps I still misunderstand it),
> but I thought the essential question was: how can
> transformations be done that allow these two very
> different kinds of information (two kinds of
> signals, if you will) to be losslessly converted
> into one another.  

The question was, how can this sort of transformation be done
*efficiently*. The progenitor of the thread already had a solution to the
tranformation problem. It just was not efficient. Losslessly encoding an
RDBMS as a text file is easy with or without groves. Doing it efficiently
can be difficult in either case.

> The implementation strategy is to apply the grove
> paradigm.

But what algorithms, data structures and SQL queries does one use to do
this efficiently?
 Paul Prescod  - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for only himself

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