[cap-talk] How desirable / feasible is a persistent OCAP language?

Ivan Krstić krstic at solarsail.hcs.harvard.edu
Fri Jul 18 08:17:56 CDT 2008


On Jul 17, 2008, at 10:25 PM, James A. Donald wrote:
> If any state needs to be consistent and persistent, that
> state can only be in one place.  If one finds one has
> distributed state that needs to be consistent between
> nodes, one is in deep trouble.  Sooner or later, to
> maintain consistency, will have to end persistence,
> shutting down the whole shebang and starting over.

Indeed. Pat Helland's paper on the matter is well worth a read:

     <http://www-db.cs.wisc.edu/cidr/cidr2007/papers/cidr07p15.pdf>

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