Manuel Lemos - 2008-10-10 06:40:24 - In reply to message 1 from Laurent Dinclaux
Yes, you are right, when you just want to retrieve a few elements from objects for read-only purposes like listing data or sending newsletters, as it was mentioned in the article, retrieving whole objects is inadequate because it takes more memory and CPU to achieve.
This is something on that Metastorage excels. As described in the article it provides a solution to retrieve data from individual arbitrary object variables for read-only purposes using report classes. The data is returned as arrays like you describe. So it is much more efficient solution.