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777333388 MDU6SXNzdWU3NzczMzMzODg= 1168 Mechanism for storing metadata in _metadata tables 9599 open 0     20 2021-01-01T18:47:27Z 2021-06-27T00:05:51Z   OWNER  

Original title: Perhaps metadata should all live in a _metadata in-memory database

Inspired by #1150 - metadata should be exposed as an API, and for large Datasette instances that API may need to be paginated. So why not expose it through an in-memory database table?

One catch to this: plugins. #860 aims to add a plugin hook for metadata. But if the metadata comes from an in-memory table, how do the plugins interact with it?

The need to paginate over metadata does make a plugin hook that returns metadata for an individual table seem less wise, since we don't want to have to do 10,000 plugin hook invocations to show a list of all metadata.

If those plugins write directly to the in-memory table how can their contributions survive the server restarting?

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