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From Ian Holsman <>
Subject Re: Modify the content after having got it
Date Tue, 18 Mar 2003 16:51:52 GMT
Stas Bekman wrote:
> Cliff Woolley wrote:
>> On Mon, 17 Mar 2003, Greg Ames wrote:
>>>> I have 'data' datas long 'lenght'. If I try to modify
>>>> the data I get and to send it again inside the bucket,
>>>> it doesnt work.
>>> What kind of buckets do you have before you try to modify them?  You
>>> can't modify some types of buckets.
>> You're not supposed to modify the data in ANY kind of bucket.  Buckets 
>> are
>> write-once read-many.  If you want to modify the data in a bucket, you
>> have to do a bucket read, copy the data into a new buffer, modify it, and
>> place the new buffer into a new bucket, replacing the old bucket.
> Cliff, is this documented somewhere?
> Do you have to read-modify-replace even if you don't modify the length 
> of the data? e.g. lowercasing all the data in the bucket?

you don't know what the backing store of the bucket is, and who else could be referecing it
at the 
same time.
(shared mem/cache/memory mapped files are examples on where you don't won't to modify the

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