> David Jeske writes:
> > On May 28th, Jeorg wrote:
> > > We have to store 38 Million records of data on one CD. The database
> > > has to be accessible on the CD and this is 650-680 MB of space. It
> > > has to be read only so inserts and updates are not needed. This
> > > means for these 38.000.000 addresses you have only 17-18 Bytes for
> > > each record.
> > >
> > > [snip]
> > >
> > > Because Monty does not have enough free resources at this time and I
> > > have no time (and not enough internal knowledge of MySQL) to program
> > > it mysqlf, I am asking you. If someone is willing to try to do the
> > > job, Monty can help him/her by explaining where to start from, what
> > > files to look at and maybe give some other good advises.
> > This post, along with the recent addition of BDB table support begs to
> > ask the question:
> > Would it be possible to get a fairly simple and documented "table
> > handler API" in MySQL, so that others could write new table handlers
> > easily?
> > I'm guessing now that there is ISAM, MyISAM, and BDB, something like
> > this must already be forming inside MySQL naturally. This would
> > facilitate future projects such as the one above, or the BDB stuff, or
> > other very compact data-storage types, which would leverage the fast
> > and simple SQL interface MySQL already has.
> > Monty?
> > --
> > David Jeske (N9LCA) + http://www.chat.net/~jeske/ + jeske@stripped
> > eGroups Director of Core SW Engineering
> We have started discussing a documentation for source, but so far it
> is not started yet. So far there are docs for few parts of server
> There is simply no time.
Why not put it on DVD ?