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From "Grant Ingersoll" <GSIng...@syr.edu>
Subject Re: Advanced timestamp usage (or global value storage)
Date Wed, 25 Aug 2004 15:57:04 GMT


>>> avi_drissman@baseview.com 8/25/2004 11:50:01 AM >>>
On Aug 25, 2004, at 11:39 AM, Bernhard Messer wrote:

> If you already store the date time when the doc was index, you could

> use the following trick to get the last document added to the index:
>
>            while (--maxDoc > 0) {

Yes, but that's a linear search :(

>>>
You are right, in the worst case, this would be linear, but that would
require you to delete a lot of documents.  I would bet, that on average,
arguably nearly all cases, you would go through very few iterations
before finding the doc you are interested in

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