[Seaside] Re: Seaside & Ruby Rails Compared

radoslav hodnicak rh at 4096.sk
Wed Sep 7 16:34:47 CEST 2005

On Wed, 7 Sep 2005, [ISO-8859-1] Günther Schmidt wrote:

> Göran,
>> Eh, yes - as I said - SqueakMap (which I wrote) uses them. And so does
>> your image when you "load updates from the net" in the package loader -
>> it actually sucks down a gzipped ImageSegment and then loads it into the
>> image to replace the current instance of SMSqueakMap you have.
>> Why do you ask btw? Any bad experience?
> Sort of, persistence is a fundamental problem for any type of programming one 
> does.

I blame the hardware industry. Sure, it doesn't apply to all projects, but 
consider this - why are you using a database? Doesn't matter if object or 
relational. Because you don't want to lose your data when the power goes 
off. So, why don't we have hardware with flash-like main memory? If the 
power goes off, nothing happens. Power goes on and you continue where you 

Seriously, if I had a system with few GB of non-volatile ram, I could just 
keep everything I need in my image for *years* to come and screw all 
persistence frameworks, because (at least in my case) they solve a stupid 
problem (electricity) that shouldn't be there in the first place.


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