[Xapian-devel] Patch for database code

Richard Boulton richard at lemurconsulting.com
Mon Apr 23 17:24:26 BST 2007

Olly Betts wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 23, 2007 at 04:56:57PM +0100, Charlie Hull wrote:
>> Attached is a simple patch for Flint and Quartz; Visual C++ complains if 
>> you try and define arrays with non-constant size.
> Ah yes, VLAs are C99 and GCC supports them for C++ as an extension.
> I think I'll just simplify the code by assuming that we have two bases
> everywhere, rather than jumping through hoops to try to support a
> feature we never use.

Are we not still hoping to get that feature implemented at some stage? 
Or do you think it would be too tricky, so we should wait for an 
entirely new backend?

I'm coming up with more and more situations where I could do with 
read-locked old versions, because of making frequent small 
modifications.  I know it's a fair bit of work to add support for 
multiple revisions, but I was hoping to get round to it sooner rather 
than later...


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