[Metakit] 3 questions...
tarkawebfoot at charter.net
Tue Aug 9 12:56:36 CEST 2005
Seems to me like it would be easier to just recompile Metakit with
large file support enabled. But maybe Metakit is using internal
structures that would be difficult to alter.
I'd like to know if that's the case. It would mean it's unlikely
Metakit will support large files anytime soon. On the other hand, if
large files were to materialize soon, it would be worth while just to
On Aug 9, 2005, at 11:30 AM, Brian Kelley wrote:
> This is probably a non solution, but I once had a wrapper for
> multi-file tables.
> vw = CombinedView(viewname, file1, file2, file3)
> and had python do all the internals, it was ok for read only
> structures but when tables got altered, ouch!
> It was essentially a "block" that used several metakit databases. I
> also kept external index tags for quicker indexing. I.e. I had
> metadata for ordered columns to quickly see which file had the
> specified column.
> One really interesting thing about metakit is that you can do joins on
> databases that are stored in seperate files! This won't help you
> much, since you still have a total 2GB limit I think.
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