[Seaside] Re: persistence for lazy people

Adrian Lienhard adi at netstyle.ch
Tue Nov 29 00:01:57 CET 2005

something else that you might need are transaction semantics for  
modifications of your data... with most DBs, you get this for "free".


On Nov 28, 2005, at 22:35 , Chris Muller wrote:

>> Is this a bad idea, or does it qualify as the simplest thing that
>> could possible work?
> If the total loss of all data is "bad" then just be sure you don't  
> save over
> the old image; e.g., you should save to a new name or otherwise be  
> certain the
> prior-saved image is backed-up and flushed before each resave,  
> otherwise a
> power-outage during the resave could render the image unlaunchable.
> With that in place, the most work your users can lose due to a  
> power-outage or
> Squeak os-process kill is 10 minutes.  If this is fine, then it is  
> probably the
> simplest thing that can possibly work.
> If not, using a real database will probably be simpler than  
> attempting any
> further remedy..
>  - Chris
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