[erlang-questions] run-time record limitations

Robert Virding <>
Fri Jan 16 23:55:30 CET 2009


2009/1/16 deepblue <>

> I wish
> if I use a dict for my properties then I cant pattern match when Im
> searching the tables (select(), QLC, etc.) so thats a no go, since, as
> far as I can tell, I would have to iterate over every single dict item
> and compare them to the value that I need...


I don't really understand how you mean can't use pattern match, could you
give an example?

There would be not much more iteration over a dict then there would
searching in tables, it depends on your pattern how much scanning needs to
be done. One benefit with a dict is that there is no copying as everything
is in the same process.

Another factor to take into account is how big the tables are.

Robert
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