Mar 062008

I found myself in a lull between storms a few days ago, so I decided to do some housecleaning in our makefile before the next code rush hit.  And therein lies a story… We use one makefile to build all versions of PicLens for all browsers on all platforms.  It’s loosely patterned after the Google Gears project […]

Mar 192004

Are memory mapped files (MMFs) always faster than normal file I/O techniques? Not necessarily. Memory mapped files are seductive because they offer the lure of reading and writing data on disk using only a memory pointer. Advance the pointer to a new address, and presto! the data magically appears there. The system takes care of […]