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I was thinking exactly the same, once you want to create a binary efficient format which you can query, you then have the same problems as a database. And if there is something we have learned in the history of computing, it's that databases are hard to design properly, and especially from scratch.

And especially when you want it to be immune to random failures without data loss.

The last few entries of a log file before something catastrophic happens are precisely the entries that are the most important to make sure they aren't lost.

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