Re: Schedule decision

>> much discussion omitted.

I'm not familiar with use cases for all of these alternatives, so
it is difficult for me to judge if they are worth the complexity.

Whatever is done, it is critical that no current API change, and
that all existing programs work without change.

In particular, no matter what index is selected at create (and
no matter how you decided to store it), it must be possible to
iterate by name, and this must be the default behavior.

This requiremnt is probably implicit in the previous discussion,
so my remarks may be redundant.

Robert E. McGrath
National Center for Supercomputing Applications
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, Illinois 61820