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From: David Brown <caml-list@d...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Cross-platform DBM equivalent?
On Thu, Dec 26, 2002 at 05:50:26PM +0100, Pierre Weis wrote:
> > On Thu, Dec 26, 2002 at 09:39:33AM +0100, Alessandro Baretta wrote:
> > > 
> > > >I am developing an application that needs fast access to persistent
> > > >configuration data, and I thought that DBM might be a good way to
> > > >provide that functionality ...
> 
> As far as I know the best (and simpler) way to do this for reasonable
> number of URLs bindings (say thousands but not millions) is to create
> a Hashtlbl.t or Map.t and dump it to file using output_value (then
> read it back with input_value). In any case, I would start with this
> solution, since it provides cross-platform persistency with 4 lines of
> Caml code. A fast and easy way to obtain fast and good results!

And, with another few lines of code, you can write the new data to a
second backup file, and then Sys.rename it onto the first.  Is
Sys.rename reliable on Windows, though?

Dave Brown
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