Subject RE: [IB-Architect] Insert Speed
Author Jim Starkey
At 06:51 AM 4/10/00 -0700, Ann Harrison wrote:
>> Are these two types meaningful only to the engine itself? Are they
>>visible/manageable in any way by an application?
>>I understand I should ask Ann for that. ;-)
>Yes, they are different to the engine.

BLB_get_segment, BLB_put_segment, and BLB_seek care, but that's about it.
Certainly nobody worries about segment boundaries when storing a blob.
A precious header bit is used to identify which is which (don't get
Ann started on overloading. She think it's a bad habit left over from
too much time spent cramming software into PDP-11s. A bit wasted is
no big deal, says Ann.

Jim Starkey