I actually think this about sums it up.  If you have time to look at it
Toby, it would be much appreciated.  I don't think it's a very
complicated set of fixes, its just not on the radar at the moment, and
might require some thought about backwards-compatibility.

- C


Toby Dickenson wrote:
> 
> On Tue, 26 Jun 2001 09:31:02 -0400, Chris McDonough
> <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> 
> >Right.. if you don't use CatalogAware, however, and don't unindex before
> >reindexing an object, you should see a huge bloat savings, because the
> >only things which are supposed to be updated then are indexes and
> >metadata which have data that has changed.
> 
> CatalogAware has been blamed for alot of problems. Its three
> weaknesses I am aware of are:
> 
> a. Unindexing before ReIndexing causes bloat by defeating the
>    catalogs change-detection tricks.
> 
> b. It uses URLs not paths, and so doesnt play right with
>    virtual hosting
> 
> c. It uses the same hooks as ObjectManager to detect that
>    it has been added/removed from a container
>    ObjectManager, and therefore the two cant be easily
>    mixed together as base classes.
> 
> All of these are fixable, and I feel a patch coming on.
> 
> Are there some deeper problems I am not aware of?
> 
> Toby Dickenson
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