[Oberon] Memory allocation
jan at verhoeven272.nl
Sun Jan 16 03:28:14 CET 2011
Thanks for your answer.
In the late 80's I used Borland's "Reflex" database engine. I have never
since seen a better database than Reflex. It could store data, analyze
the data and make graphs and tables on the fly.
In Reflex I could make a two-field record, but also a 20 field mxed type
record. Both records of course have different memory footprints and
would need different amounts of memory to allocate.
Inside a record (the structure of which is unknown at compile time of
course) there could be integers, formulas and strings in a mixed
fashion. So one would need to be able to walk through the fields of the
record in a universal way.
At the moment, the only way to do such things is by assigning a pointer
to byte and 'walking through' the bytes of that record.
Met vriendelijke groeten,
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