Hi Alex,

thank you for these. very comforting. and thank you for picolisp!

my thanks also to Mateusz and Henrik.

guys, keep em coming! i am deeply enjoying this. i hope the rest are too.

On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 12:46 AM, Alexander Burger <a...@software-lab.de> wrote:
> Hi Edwin,
>> if anybody would be so kind to share how they have experienced running
>> picolisp in production. fine, not just stories, but also numbers. how
> Since we are using PicoLisp in production since 1986, I could perhaps
> tell a lot if I should remember it all. Concerning numbers, we have
> several customers running many years. Our oldest customer using the
> current system has the system running since January 2001 without
> interruption. The database of that customer is not very big, though (430
> Megabytes, 277723 objects).
>> big have your databases grown? how fast has the picolisp appserver
> The biggest databases we had for another project, for systems indexing
> and classifying filer systems of big customers (I should not tell names
> here). There we had distributed databases (up to 70 interconnected
> databases) with nearly one billion objects. The larger databases within
> such a system were around 100-200 GB, more typical was around 20-80 GB.
>> delivered your queries? did you ever get to see the picolisp database
> I have never directly measured that speed, that wasn't an issue as all
> those apps were not oriented for especially many clients. In this
> context perhaps the results of the database contest in the german c't
> magazine (http://www.heise.de/kiosk/archiv/ct/2006/13/190) are relevant,
> where PicoLisp on the second price.
>> recover from unforeseen system errors like crashes from the operating
>> system and so?
> Fortunately, not yet. We tested such situations, however (pulling the
> plug), and normal power outages happened from time to time whithout any
> data loss so far.
>> can you please share your stories? would love to hear them.
> I'm afraid I'm not a good story-teller, so I hope the above fragments
> are useful ;-)
> Cheers,
> - Alex
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