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Re: A couple simple questions (hopefully)

daemon@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Tue May 30 16:04:36 2000 )

Date: Tue, 30 May 2000 13:50:55 -0600
From: Brandon Gillespie <brandon@roguetrader.com>
To: coldstuff@cold.org
In-Reply-To: <>; from Jeff Kesselman on Tue, May 30, 2000 at 12:29:54PM -0700
Reply-To: coldstuff@cold.org

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On Tue, May 30, 2000 at 12:29:54PM -0700, Jeff Kesselman wrote:
> At 03:37 PM 5/30/00 -0300, you wrote:
> >On Tue, 30 May 2000, Brandon Gillespie wrote:
> > > Because objects are inherently persistent in ColdC, they also have a
> > > unique identifier.  This means you can theoretically run out of
> > > identifiers since it is a signed 32bit number.
> Um. I ASSUMED destroyed IDs are eventually reclaimed.
> is this not true? Does the DB NEVER compact?

Not during run-time, but you can compact it by going through a process
of decompiling to a textdump with the -# option (to not print
objnums) then recompiling back to a binarydb.


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