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Bug#34071: implementing this feature..

On Thu, Dec 11, 2003 at 05:23:58PM +0530, Ravishankar S wrote:
> I am curious how this feature can actually be implemented....debbugs
> keeps all bugs on flat files right?would this mean perl has to parse a
> huge no of files and build some kind of abstract data structure to
> represent the concept?

Not at all; process and service only ever deal with one bug at a time,
so the number of files involved is very small. A patch has been posted,
we just need to find time to review it and argue about the defaults. :)

> well,i wonder how much the flat file concept can be stretched...i know
> ppl have been violently criticized for suggesting alternate bug
> tracking systems:-),but wouldn't it be nice to move up to a small
> embedded database..sqlite or metakit maybe??the actual concept of
> debbugs need not change,but the storage concept can...

I find flat files so incredibly convenient to maintain that I have no
interest in switching to any other kind of database.


Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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