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Re: Changes (0.10-4)

daemon@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Mon Jul 11 00:42:20 1994 )

From: image@sage.cc.purdue.edu (Jeff T.P.)
To: BRANDON@cc.usu.edu
Date: Sun, 10 Jul 94 23:37:00 EST
In-Reply-To: <01HEK09N914MCU5PG2@cc.usu.edu>; from "BRANDON@cc.usu.edu" at Jul 10, 94 9:21 pm

Original quote by BRANDON@cc.usu.edu:

> set_heartbeat_freq() => set_heartbeat()     (this is completely aesthetic)
> db_top => max_objnum()                      (ditto)

I support the above.  Two builtins that were misnamed.  I like the 
above suggestions.

> has_ancestor() => remove  (we can just do 'if obj in (.ancestors())', although
>                            it isn't as fast).

What's the speed difference?  If the speed difference is a large one, 
then by all means leave has_ancestor() in, but it doesn't seem like it 
should be very large.

> dict_add_elem()
> dict_del_elem() => remove (since they are disappearing anyway)

I know I have very important code that uses both of these extensively.  
I'd like to have them left in personally.  I know it can be done in db, 
but how quickly?  Speed again is the consideration.  If it can be done in 
the database without considerable loss of speed, then nevermind. . .

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