Image as a database (was Re: UTF8 Squeak)

Janko Mivšek janko.mivsek at
Sat Jun 9 19:41:47 UTC 2007

Hi Phillipe,

Philippe Marschall wrote:
> 2007/6/9, Janko Mivšek <janko.mivsek at>:
>> Philippe Marschall wrote:
>> All of us who use image as a database care about space efficiency but on
>> the other side we want all normal string operations to run on unicode
>> strings too.
> The image is not an efficient database. It stores all kind of "crap"
> like Morphs. And it sucks as a database (ACID transactions anyone?).
> Don't even get me started on migration (like Squeak Chronlogy
> classes).

I admit that I came from VW where I'm running quite a number of web apps 
on images which servers also as a sole database and that just works, 
reliable and fast.

Now I'm thinking to do the same in Squeak. That is, to use squeak image 
as a database, fast and reliable. Am I too naive?

Best regards

Janko Mivšek
Smalltalk Web Application Server

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