Acknowledged.  But IMO the arrays will be either clearly continous or
clearly associative/non-continous in 99.2% of the cases (Zeev
statistics applied).  I think it's fine to keep treating an array as
non-continous if there has ever been holes or string keys in it.

 - Stig

[Zeev Suraski <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>]
> It doesn't necessarily mean having to scrap the whole idea, just that
> we'd actually have to count elements, instead of just flagging.  I'll
> try to think if there are any problems with this approach.
> Zeev
> At 02:57 15/5/2001, Andrei Zmievski wrote:
> >At 02:51 AM 5/15/01 +0300, Zeev Suraski wrote:
> >> Ok, if we humor ourselves with this feature...  What kind of
> >> behavior would you expect if a key gets deleted, and there are no
> >> longer associative members in the array?
> >
> > Good point... any time savings on the extension side would be
> > negated if the engine had to check whether the array is fully
> > associative on each operation.
> >
> >-Andrei
> --
> Zeev Suraski <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> CTO &  co-founder, Zend Technologies Ltd.

  Stig Sæther Bakken <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
  Fast Search & Transfer ASA, Trondheim, Norway

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