Basically because I wanted to be able to list the objects without
knowing about any refs or keys but I suppose I can introspect and just
do a collect by the first one I find for the given class. Because as
you said, any useful structures usually have them.


On Sat, Apr 14, 2012 at 7:11 PM, Alexander Burger <a...@software-lab.de> wrote:
> Hi Henrik,
>
>> Thanks, I gather then that there will never be millions of relations
>> etc in #1 then?
>
> No, it is perfectly all right to have millions or billions of entities
> in file 1. It is just not a good idea (in general) to access them
> sequentially.
>
> That's why I mentioned that 'seq' is not intended for "normal" DB
> operations. If entities need to be searched for sequentially, you don't
> need a DB after all. Normally, you have higher-order structures like
> indexes or lists which allow direct application-specific access to the
> entities.
>
>
>> If so I might just create some dummy entity (that I will never have to
>> scan/seq) and put it there.
>
> For what purpose? I think I don't understand your intention in this
> specific case yet.
>
> Cheers,
> - Alex
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