Run-Time Support for Hierarchic Records in Persistent Languages

  • Giorgio Ghelli
Conference paper
Part of the Workshops in Computing book series (WORKSHOPS COMP.)

Abstract

Subtyping among record types is a basic feature of typed database languages supporting the semantic or the object-oriented data-model. It is often supported by recording labels in records and implementing field access as a linear search. We study a more efficient approach, based on the idea of dividing records into an access structure and a label-free tuple, and of sharing and optimizing the access structures. For different records different access structures can be exploited, based on a linear, direct or hash organization, depending on the size and on the usage of the different records. We report experimental and analytic results on this approach.

Keywords

Prefix Dispatch Suffix 

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© British Computer Society 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Giorgio Ghelli
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento d’Informatica dell’Università di PisaPisaItaly

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