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From "Alex Karasulu" <>
Subject Re: interface changes in Table and MasterTable
Date Fri, 30 May 2008 23:24:05 GMT
On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 5:00 PM, Kiran Ayyagari <>

> hi All,
>    Below is the summary which lead to the modification of put() and
> remove()/delete() method signatures in
>    Table and MasterTable.
> Changed Interfaces :- The put() and remove() methods in Table and put() and
> delete() methods in MasterTable.
> The context :- Implementation of a Berkeley DB JE based partition for ADS.
> Reason for the change :-  In the Jdbm based Table implementation put() and
> remove() operations return a value
>                                          cause JDBM returns the
> existing/previous values (like a HashMap) for put and remove
>                                          and these values are returned from
> the above mentioned operations.
>                                          But JE doesn't return these
> (existing/previous) values instead returns a special Enum
>                                          value stating the success or
> failure of the operation.
> However I have observed that the return values of the existing put() and
> remove() methods are not used anywhere  hence I made the above said change (
> tested this by changing the interfaces and the respective implementations
> and ran all tests ( Note: no functional aspects of the implementations was
> touched except removing or replacing the *return* statements) )
> thoughts?

This sounds good - we certainly don't want to bother with the overhead of an
additional lookup.

> P.S :- In the JE based implementation we can still return the
> previous/existing value but this requires a
>        lookup in each operation (put and remove) for storing the old value
> but this is not  a desirable        implementation.


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