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From Grant Ingersoll <>
Subject Re: FieldSelector
Date Fri, 30 Nov 2007 18:28:12 GMT

On Nov 30, 2007, at 10:58 AM, Timo Nentwig wrote:

> On Friday 30 November 2007 12:59:13 Grant Ingersoll wrote:
>> Hmmm, I think you should be able to rely on the fact that Fields are
>> stored in order of indexing and then read back in that same order.
> Yeah, tought about that for a moment but this is just way to fragile.

I can understand your hesitation, but good documentation of what you  
are doing and lots of comments should help :-)

>> Otherwise, the reading twice approach makes sense.
> Yes, it makes sense the question is whether it performs. The sense  
> of a
> FieldSelector as I understand it is to save disk IO (ans maybe also  
> save a
> couple of bytes RAM...).

I guess the question becomes what is the nature of your fields?  Do  
you have some really large fields that you want to avoid loading b/c  
they are not shown initially?  That is the main use case, I guess.

Have you actually done some profiling to see that you are hitting a  

I wouldn't recommend it, but if it was really important to you, you  
could modify FieldsReader to be more intelligent about your fields,  
but again this would be fragile, too.

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