[Neo4j] Reference node pains.

Rick Otten rotten at windfish.net
Tue Dec 14 14:50:37 CET 2010


I vote for it being optional.

> Hi Marko,
>
> On Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 7:35 PM, Marko Rodriguez <okrammarko at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Hello.
>>
>> I have one question and a comment:
>>
>> QUESTION: Is the reference node always id 0 on a newly created graph?
>
> Yes.
>
>>
>> COMMENT: By chance, will you guys remove the concept of a reference node
>> into the future. I've noticed this to be a pain in the side for people
>> moving between various graph systems. Going from Neo4j to iGraph to
>> TinkerPop to etc. The reference node, if the user is not conscious,
>> begins to build as data is migrated into and from Neo4j graphs. And what
>> ensues is a data bug. Perhaps a GraphDatabaseServer = new
>> GraphDatabaseService(String directory, boolean createReferenceNode).
>> ...?
>
> The reference node is very helpful in certain use-cases. The current
> implementation could however be improved.
>
> Would having the option to create a graph without the reference node
> solve the problems you are experiencing?
>
> -Johan
>
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Marko.
>>
>> http://markorodriguez.com
>> http://tinkerpop.com
>>
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