Import transactions change proposal

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Sun Feb 9 15:26:23 CST 2003

Greg Stark <gsstark at MIT.EDU> writes:

> I guess I'm not impressed by XML. It feels weird to be driving major design
> decisions from the fact that XML is bloated and cannot be parsed
> incrementally.

The real design constraint is an assumption that not all data is
cached in the engine.  There are a number of different backend plugins
that have different effects, but I do not believe it is a reasonable
assumption that lots of previous data is available alongside the
current data.

> greg


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