[MUD-Dev] Database vs. Disk
adam at legendary.org
Sat May 17 18:36:55 New Zealand Standard Time 2003
On Sat, 17 May 2003, Tom wrote:
> I know it depends on many factors, let's assume a mySQL database
> without alot of bells and whistles on the DB end (stored
> procedures, etc.).
I would recommend avoiding SQL altogether and just write a custom
database optimized for single-object retrieval. RDBMSes seem
optimized for finding a lot of data fairly quickly, not finding a
specific object very quickly. Typical queries for a mud will be of
the latter kind.
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