[log in to unmask] (Gilbert Prine) wrote:

>Let me get off that soap box and mention Ada's under-used direct_io.
>Combined with parts of the Ada tasking model, and with careful system design
>it can be an effective custom database engine for any table with less than 4
>billion rows.

What is the source of the magic number 4 Billion ?

Certainly if I had 4 billion rows I would be on a modern processor, and
that
generally means 64-bit.  (The fact that a processor was sold last week
does
not make it modern.)

Larry Kilgallen