[fpc-pascal] Need help to fix a bug
joshyfun at gmail.com
Sun Jan 24 19:04:19 CET 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010, 6:18:22 PM, you wrote:
JvdS> On Wed, 2010-01-13 at 16:13 +0100, JoshyFun wrote:
>> I wish to fix this bug http://bugs.freepascal.org/view.php?id=15460
>> but I had found serious problems to understand how data is structured
>> in the TBufIndex and descendant classes, specially the
JvdS> Oohh... nice... Someone to help me. ;)
I'll try, but I can not promise anything :(
JvdS> Too bad you used such a general topic-name, I almost overlooked it.
For sure the "need help to fix a bug" is not a common topic :) but I
understand that a reference to fcl-db should be included.
I'll answer to this email partially before a more in deep read.
JvdS> during the initial allocation for the data for the records. It's also
JvdS> why this merge-sort algorithm is used. It doesn't need any _additional_
Yes I understand the fact that the space is preallocated, but the data
flow in the BuildIndex is wrong in my opinion as in the first place it
copies index 0 over index 1, a simple copy, and them start to
mergesort everything in index 1, it it uses index 1 as a temporal
space to itself. I could had overlooked something but Merge Sort needs
a temporal space to drop data to be copied back or sometimes you will
overwrite data that will be moved again in next step. Something like:
Merging this will render in move "index 1" to position 0, and move
"index 0" to position 1, using itself as a temporal space will render
2 (1) 1 1
1 1 (1) 1
3 3 3 3
Index element 0 has dissapear () shows the moved element in each step.
Anyway I'll take an additional look to the code after reading your in
detail explanation. Thank you for the help.
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