Zeitgeist: Database support for object-oriented programming
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The Zeitgeist Object-Oriented Database System under development in the Information Technologies Laboratory of Texas Instruments is designed to support design applications and large scale programming projects by providing a nearly seamless interface to Common Lisp. Zeitgeist is currently being used within Texas Instruments by a VLSI CAD system and a hypermedia system. This paper describes the architecture of Zeitgeist, and the design and implementation of its base layer (the Persistent Object Store). Particular emphasis is given to our development experiences, including the rationale for certain data model and implementation decisions, our interactions with users of the system, and system performance.
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