Have posted some additional material about Migrating From Microsoft"
It is astonishingly cold here today -- approaching the point where Celsius == Farenheit. No bother for me. I am wearing "performance underwear".
Am about to start some prototype coding for a 'vector translation' engine pursuant to research into 'advanced data packaging' -- whatever that means.
Mulling over the idea of preparing a GPL'ed version of a 'raw radix' sort in ANSI C. For short records of -non-degenerate' data it is the fasted sort I have tested -- much faster than quicksort on large files. Would anybody care?