Time to Resurrect $RECNO ?
I really like the new file based geodatabase. It seems to me that this means ESRI could bring back some of the good ol’ direct access methods … remember RELATE with the LINK option? Remember in avenue how quickly you could iterate through a bitmap? I know, I know … it’s not proper relational db practice, but hey, its fast. Maybe a selectionset bitmap class could be offered in ArcObjects?