It seems to me that the 64bit version will be completely incompatible
with the old 32bit databases/blobs. Alex how will you go about
migrating all the old databases?


On Sun, Aug 16, 2009 at 9:10 PM, Tomas Hlavaty<> wrote:
> Hi Alex,
>> database file number is encoded in a kind of hexadecimal number, which
>> uses @, A, B .. O instead of 0, 1, 2, .. F. The object ID is encoded in
>> octal. This has the advantage that the dash '-' as a separator is not
>> needed any more, because the file number digits 0 .. 7 are different
>> from the letters A .. O. With that, an object might look like {1},
>> {123}, {A45}, {CDE7654321} and so on.
> why do you need to mix hexadecimal and octal? =A0I imagine having the
> second part in hex would be possible too. =A0E.g. using 0-F for the
> second part and G.. for the first would work too and the names would
> be shorter?
> Cheers,
> Tomas
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