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Re: on-the-fly guest creation
Thanks for the suggestion. I hadn't even considered doing it that
way, mostly because the existing service is pretty fast with no noticeable
delays locally when an in-moo static document is delivered. But we also do
a lot of remote data access for many of the web requests. First, these may
take a minute or so to gather all the data from distant information services
so any overhead in object creation is a small fraction. Secondly, for these
particular requests, the returned document is different (almost) every time,
so its html has to be generated anew.
But I agree that cacheing already computed things is a big win when
faced with high creation overheads. The downside is that you then have to
design and build a cache. Luckily with OO, reimplementing our system this way
would be comparatively easy.
Dave Van Buren
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