[cgi-wiki-dev] Flat-file backend

Dominic Hargreaves dom at earth.li
Mon Feb 6 18:44:00 GMT 2012

On Mon, Feb 06, 2012 at 05:32:40PM +0000, Kake L Pugh wrote:
> On Mon 06 Feb 2012, Dominic Hargreaves <dom at earth.li> wrote:
> > Hrm, although this does raise the point that W::T does rely on some
> > quite complex metadata queries; performance on a collection of JSON/YAML
> > will suck for that, so that's probably not as good an idea after all.
> I wonder if this is kind of a red herring in this case.  The reason
> for having multiple backends is that different applications have
> different needs and priorities.  If the convenience of a flat file
> format outweighs the need for fast performance when manipulating
> metadata, then it's OK to make that tradeoff, isn't it?

If it's really a valid trade-off, and it's clearly documented, yes.

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