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From Randall Leeds <>
Subject Re: few doubts
Date Tue, 05 Jul 2011 18:17:47 GMT
I like everything you've said in these last three messages which were
meant to be one. :)
You should make it a blog post. For real.

On Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 00:32, Zdravko Gligic <> wrote:
> oh, i hate gmail, as it seems to react to certain key combinations ...
> Focus - It seems that CouchDB has been purposely designed with "single
> mindedness in mind".  The approach seems to be that it can be most
> efficient if its various functions and its various tasks do small
> amounts of work in the most efficient way possible.  So, it would seem
> that writes keep on writing to the end of file, instead of flipping
> through it and trying to over-write and update in place existing docs.
>  Again, in order to be as efficient as it can be with those writes, it
> foregoes updating the views (the same way that an RDBMS would update
> all of the related indices as part of its record update) and leaves it
> for another process which will concentrate on doing just that.  So, it
> seems that "context switching" or not having to do much of such
> switching is where it gets lots of it processing efficiency.
> Again, I am most anxious to see how my noob understandings check out
> with technical realities.  ;)
> HTH,
> teslan

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