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Re: quick note: known bugs

daemon@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Fri Nov 4 12:35:55 1994 )

From: deforest@netcom.com (Robert de Forest)
To: riche@crl.com (Alex Stewart)
Date: Fri, 4 Nov 1994 09:31:51 -0800 (PST)
Cc: coldstuff@MIT.EDU
In-Reply-To: <199411031307.AA18577@crl6.crl.com> from "Alex Stewart" at Nov 3, 94 05:07:49 am

> > The server becomes entirely unstable when forced to diskbase.
> How do you mean "forced to diskbase"?
> > match_regexp is fckd.
> crashes-the-server fckd or just doesn't-do-what-it's-supposed-to fckd?
> No chance of an example instance, I suppose..
> -R
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>      Alex Stewart - riche@crl.com - Richelieu @ Diversity University MOO
>               ftp://ftp.crl.com/users/ro/riche/html/riche.html

Pardon me, I should have said more. :)

When the size of the db is larger than the cashe weird things (loss of changes)
 start to happen. Binary storage and retreival has been seen to have problems
 such as loosing parameters and entire objects even.

match_regexp() returns almsot entirely useless data. If there was a match it
 returns a list of [start, len], but being broken, the elements are either
 [0, 0] in the case of a matching subexpression, or [0, -something] for unused

Try it out yourself. :)

Crag / Robert