> > One addition I would personally like to see (it comes up in my > > apps code) is the ability to detect wheather the server is big > > endian or little endian. When using binary cursors this is > > necessary in order to read int data. > > Actually, my hope is to eliminate that business entirely by > standardizing the on-the-wire representation for binary data; note > the reference to send/receive routines in the original message. For > integer data this is simple enough: network byte order will be it. > I'm not sure yet what to do about float data.
When were talking sending data across the wire, are we talking about a format that would let the server use sendfile() for sending the data to the client? Having a database that can send data to the client efficiently would be a nice change of pace given most databases since RDBMSs are notoriously slow (slower than NFS) at sending files to clients. -sc -- Sean Chittenden
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