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Re: design question

From: John Darrington
Subject: Re: design question
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2005 10:25:09 +0800
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On Thu, Jun 23, 2005 at 08:55:15PM +0000, Jason Stover wrote:
     I was going to use method 1, but I started wondering if anyone should
     ever use method 2, or something like it? The casefile is discarded
     after the cases are read (according to a comment in casefile.c). 

I think that comment is a bit misleading. 

     'discarded' mean the data are no longer accessbile, ever ever

Only if the the reader is a destructive one (created with

     Is method 2 an abomination?

As I understand it, method 2 is perfectly correct and preferable to
method 1 (you don't have to store a possibly huge number of data).

Maybe Ben can confirm this.


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