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From Emmanuel Lécharny <>
Subject Re: [Mavibot] Cursor handling
Date Tue, 20 Oct 2015 09:55:44 GMT
Le 19/10/15 20:58, Stefan Seelmann a écrit :
> On 10/19/2015 11:57 AM, Emmanuel Lécharny wrote:
>> OTOH, using the before(K)/after(K), it's easier :
>> getting the previous key
>> ------------------------
>> tuple = before(K);
>> getting the next key
>> --------------------
>> tuple = after(K);
>> No test, not need to remember if the seek(K) method set the position
>> before or after K.
>> Is that extravagant, or just spurious ? I mean, we can live with
>> seek(K), it does the job, I just wonder if the additional methods don't
>> mke the developer lifer easier.
>> wdyt ?
> I like the before/after approach, we already have it in other places
> like the Cursor interface.

At a second thought, we don't have to expose those methods in the
cursor. Howard advice is sane, and if you look at the Mavibot 1.0.0-M8
code, we don't have such methods in the cursor, and for one good reason
: it would force the Cursor to know about the Key, and thus the
associated comparator, which is not necessarily a good idea.

In Mavibot 1.0.0-M8, we implemented those methods at the B-tree level.

The Cursor is used to simply move forward and backward, regardless of
the B-tree it is iterating on.

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