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Re: casefile random access

From: John Darrington
Subject: Re: casefile random access
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2006 19:39:50 +0800
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On Thu, Jun 08, 2006 at 09:47:36AM -0700, Ben Pfaff wrote:

     I'm beginning to believe that casefiles should not be used for
     GUI access.  Instead, we should create a new, more dynamic
     structure for GUI access, one that supports the casefile
     operations.  For convenience, I'll call it a "flexfile", because
     it's flexible.  The GUI would use flexfiles where the TUI uses
     casefiles.  I'd write a wrapper that allowed them to be used

Yes.  It seems that something like this is going to be necessary.
I've now been reminded that it's not possible to mutate an existing
value in a case in  a casefile.

I knew that integrating the casefiles wasn't going to be easy, but it
turning out to be more difficult than I'd imagined.


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