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From Jan Lehnardt <>
Subject Re: Modifying fields
Date Fri, 13 Jun 2008 10:06:13 GMT

On Jun 13, 2008, at 11:16, Chris Anderson wrote:

> On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 1:53 AM, Jan Lehnardt <> wrote:
>> On Jun 13, 2008, at 01:40, Brad Schick wrote:
>>> It would be interesting to know the load on the DB of doing  
>>> something
>>> like that inside the server versus sending and receiving all million
>>> documents to the client.
>> You'd save all HTTP handling. So things would be faster. We are at a
>> point with CouchDB where we are working on getting it right and not
>> getting it fast or adding features for all edge cases. I'm not  
>> saying that
>> CouchDB will never get a feature that helps you, but it is not yet a
>> priority.
> That might be something doable via the view server / search query /
> line-based json API. A job runner that you can submit jobs to wouldn't
> be a bad way to obviate http connection issues. Send the job to the
> data, they say. And then you could write job functions in any language
> you want.
> Building it as a plugin would solve the immediate issue, and allow
> CouchDB's core to concentrate on getting it right. Plus job runners
> just sound useful anyway, especially for things like functions that
> clone a group-reduce result to a new database for further manipulation
> and querying.

That sounds much more like it :)


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