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From "Bob Dionne (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (COUCHDB-1270) Rewrite the view engine
Date Wed, 07 Sep 2011 21:55:08 GMT

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Bob Dionne commented on COUCHDB-1270:
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+1 

I think the compact and compact_swap functions make the API somewhat specific, but a no-op
implementation is easy. Implementers will certainly need to know the atoms that the `get(Field,State)`
function is looking for. All the tests run with the latest version.

Well done Paul!

> Rewrite the view engine
> -----------------------
>
>                 Key: COUCHDB-1270
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COUCHDB-1270
>             Project: CouchDB
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: JavaScript View Server
>            Reporter: Paul Joseph Davis
>         Attachments: 0001-Minor-changes-for-new-indexing-engine.patch, 0002-Create-the-couch_index-application.patch,
0003-Create-the-couch_mrview-application.patch, 0004-Remove-the-old-view-engine.patch
>
>
> The view engine has been creaky and cluttered. As shown by GeoCouch, adding new indexers
basically involves copying the entire view engine and hacking the parts that are different.
In short, the opposite of good engineering.
> Over the last couple weeks I've refactored the view engine and reimplemented the map/reduce
view engine. These changes are 100% internal and no external behavior has changed. Performance
is just a tiny bit better than trunk. I did do some playing trying to improve view update
times and there are some dances we could do, but for the time being I wanted to keep the same
general architecture for updates so that the changes are minimal.

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