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daemon@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Fri Nov 4 18:12:19 1994 )

From: brandon@riverheights.declab.usu.edu
To: coldstuff@MIT.EDU
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Fri, 04 Nov 94 13:01:50 PST."
Date: Fri, 04 Nov 94 16:05:38 -0700

< When DB size exceeds cache, objects/parameters/changes disappear spuriously

Just for reference, I've been running 0.12.0 in Ultrix for at least 2 (?)
months, with no problem.  It is probably an OS specific thing (Linux?  If so,
somebody try to track down the problem in dbm and mail the slackware guys?)

<   todbref(int)              => toobj(int)

The more I think about it, I think we should change all the 'to*()' function
syntaxes to be more standard, rather than using abbreviations.  For instance:

tostr()     =>  to_string()
toint()     =>  to_int()
toliteral() =>  to_literal()
toobj()     =>  to_objnum()


<     ebin/           -- directory where execute() programs are located

Actually (cosmetic here), I'd prefer executables/ or exe_bin/, or hmm,
execute_bin/ (hsm), perhaps execute/  (sigh).

< [pipes]   Anyway, what do people think?

I like the idea of doing it through the same method as a connection, less
duplicity in-db (since it is doing the same thing).

< buffer_to_strings()        => ascii_buffer_to_strings()
< strings_to_buffer()        => strings_to_ascii_buffer()

I would prefer:

buffer_to_strings(buf)       => buffer_to_strings(buf, ['type])
strings_to_buffer(buf)       => strings_to_buffer(buf, ['type])

Where 'type defines what type of conversion to do (default 'ascii).

< "locked" compilation flag for nethods

"private" would be good too, in my opinion (would remove a lot of perm
checking which simply checks to make sure it is called by this object).

Also, I would (still) like to see the assignment operator change from '='
to ':='.  I believe it would seriously help lessen confusion in the language,
in relation to people learning the language.