[linux-elitists] MSFT registry search performance (was Re: gconf brain death ...)
Karsten M. Self
Mon Oct 27 17:16:10 PST 2003
on Mon, Oct 27, 2003 at 03:41:49PM -0800, Dragan Stancevic (email@example.com) wrote:
> On Friday 10 October 2003 08:25, Marc MERLIN wrote:
> > > Any application that takes longer to search for one hit in a local file-
> > > than google takes to find 10000 hits on the internet is braindead.
> > To be honest, google is able to throw many more computers at each query :)
> And to be honest regedit searches through a file the size of my address book.
Searching a properly indexed file should be virtually instantaneous
My experience, with SAS, is that single-record indexed lookups on
multi-GiB files, in interactive mode, occur too fast to be perceived.
That's roughly 30 year old technology.
No reason Microsoft can't meet or beat this performance.
Karsten M. Self <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
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