Re: general design issue

From: Bob Badour <>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 16:54:29 -0300
Message-ID: <49f0c777$0$5493$>

skink wrote:

> On 23 Kwi, 17:13, paul c wrote:

>>Btw, Sqlite did use an index for 'select a from text where a > 'a190'
>>and a < 'a195'. Lots has been written about algebraic optimal
>>conversions of relational operators but very little about formal
>>conversions of type manipulations like this and many other situations.
>>Too bad, this would have been more worthwhile for the SQL committee to
>>have spent their time on than arguing about keywords and trying to make
>>their informal definiitions precise. .It's pretty bad when a single
>>implementation can't even make consistent optimizations for a
>>single-table query. No slur against sqlite per se, there are things I
>>like about it. I'll bet all the popular sql implementations are similar
>>when it comes to optimizations/separating logical from physical.
> well, if i cannot use substr/like with sqlite
> because of bad performance what about my original solution with second
> table keeping prefixes and integer with one bit per letter.
> how to make it fast and small? is it feasible at all?

Other than being non-standard, what is your objection to using GLOB 'prefix*' ? Received on Thu Apr 23 2009 - 21:54:29 CEST

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