On 6/23/06, Mark Woodward <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
Rather than keep references to all versions of all
rows in indexes, keep only a reference to the first or "key" row of each
row, and have the first version of a row form the head of a linked list to
subsequent versions of each row. The list will be in decending order.

By all means, please go ahead and try it because it's not quite that
easy.  You're going to run into serious locking and contention issues
this way.  In the end, it's not much better than running a sequential
scan to query a row that's been updated several thousand times on a
table that hasn't been vacuumed... follow that pointer :)

Jonah H. Harris, Software Architect | phone: 732.331.1300
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