Hi Hanno,

Thanks for your hints. I missed plone.folder, I'll have a careful look
at it before redoing something that has already been done.

On Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 8:28 PM, Hanno Schlichting <ha...@hannosch.eu> wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 3:41 PM, Danny Navarro <j...@dannynavarro.net> wrote:
>> I also suspect that for folders with lots of items a list for order
>> may not be the most efficient. What would be the persistent equivalent
>> to an efficient list with ZODB? An IOBTree?
> We use a IOBTree in plone.folder for storing the ordering. It maps
> object position (0, 1, ...) to the id of the object.
> Making it all insert/move/reordering operations efficient is a bit of
> work. If you have a tree of 1000 items and move item 40 up 10
> positions, you only want to change items 30 - 40 and not reorder the
> entire tree. Maybe you don't have those kinds of use-cases at first.
> In Plone we often have folders containing 10.000 or more items.
>> I think I can to modify repoze.folder to support this behavior. Would
>> a patch for repoze.folder be welcomed? I know for complex sortings it
>> would be better to use repoze.catalog but I see it as the default
>> order folder.
> If you have one default ordering for a folder, it's actually better to
> store it on the folder. Keeping it all local to the folder is less
> overhead than doing a full-blown catalog search. If you want to sort
> the folder items in different ways, then the catalog approach makes
> more sense. In Plone we have fake index to sort by objection position,
> which doesn't store extra data, but uses the ordering information of
> each folder instead. That way you can still use the catalog, without
> the extra data overhead.
> Hanno

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