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From Jens Alfke <>
Subject Re: Frugal Erlang vs Resources Hungry CouchDB
Date Fri, 01 Jul 2011 01:03:00 GMT

On Jun 30, 2011, at 5:11 PM, Jason Smith wrote:

> On Fri, Jul 1, 2011 at 5:39 AM, Zdravko Gligic <> wrote:
>> a) How many of the update headers are actually useful?  Is it just the
>> last successfully written one or even just a few last ones ?
> Excellent point. That's just it, isn't it?
> How useful are the lower rungs of a ladder? How useful is the food you
> ate a year ago?

How useful was the accident insurance policy you paid for last year and then didn’t have
an accident? :-)
The update header is largely there for disaster recovery.

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