Sharing data in a data structure

Laszlo Varga Laszlo.Varga@REDACTED
Thu Jan 17 13:40:51 CET 2002

what about a common database, and structures storing the selection patterns?

/Laszlo Varga

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> From: "Vlad Dumitrescu" <vladdu@REDACTED>
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> Subject: Sharing data in a data structure
> Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2002 12:42:19 +0100
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> Hi folks!
> I just begun a project where the main data structure is a graph that shares 
> a lot of data across branches and also with other graphs. Since we have no 
> pointers here :-) the simplest alternative I came up with is to use indexes 
> in a list or table instead. But I am a little worried because there will be 
> a lot of searching when traversing the structure...
> My question is: is there another way to do it? Maybe a different paradigm 
> may be used, but myself I cannot escape from this one...
> Duplicating the data is not acceptable, because it is necessary that a 
> change in one place will be reflected everywhere. And it would also result 
> in a humungous amount of data.
> Thank you in advance. Regards,
> Vlad
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