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From Noah Slater <nsla...@tumbolia.org>
Subject Re: Post-mortem
Date Fri, 11 May 2012 13:37:12 GMT
More comments here:

http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3954596

Not sure how useful they are...

(Not caught up with the thread yet, sorry!)

On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 2:34 PM, Dirkjan Ochtman <dirkjan@ochtman.nl> wrote:

> On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 3:25 PM, Robert Newson <rnewson@apache.org> wrote:
> > We're veering off-topic here, but there are several remaining issues.
> > First is that the view file is at some update_seq relative to the
> > database file. Being at update_seq N for a view means it has all the
> > changes up to and including N, but nothing after N, so while those
> > updates could be processed in parallel, they'd have to be applied to
> > the view process and view file in order.
>
> Yeah, you'd have to serialize and buffer when writing to disk again.
>
> > Secondly, and more
> > importantly, is how to handle rows that, for whatever reason, cause an
> > exception when evaluated in the function (e.g, the common case where
> > there's an undefined property and no guard clause). If the order is
> > not determined, then two database, with the same data and same view
> > code, will have different view results for the same input.
>
> I'm actually not clear on what happens with erroring view functions.
> Does it just stop processing any further document revisions?
>
> In any case, it seems okayish to do have the document updates be in a
> defined ordering but parallellize execution of the view function, then
> serialize back into document order when the results come back, doing a
> little buffering if the results aren't in order.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Dirkjan
>

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