[ic] Database Structure general question.

Dan db@cyclonehq.dnsalias.net
Tue, 12 Dec 2000 14:27:43 -0800

Because the items in the text files very rarely, if ever, change.  So, as I
understand it, they are loaded into memory and queried directly from memory,
instead of putting extra load on the SQL server for no good reason.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Keith Pettit" <keithp@censoft.com>
To: <interchange-users@minivend.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2000 2:21 PM
Subject: [ic] Database Structure general question.

> I wanted to use MySQL so I wouldn't more reliable datastorage than plain
> text file.  But after I upgrade to MySQL I noticed that Interchange still
> uses some text files instead of the database.  For example shipping.asc is
> used instead of the database, but the coutry list is in the database.
> It just seems kind of stupid to use two methods.  Why on earth not use the
> database for everything (execpt images).  I'm just curious why the default
> configuration is like that.
> Keith
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