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// Deletes a record, making the record number and associated disk // storage available for reuse. // Throws SecurityException if the record is locked with a cookie // other than lockCookie. public void delete(int recNo, long lockCookie)
making the record number and associated disk storage available for reuse.
The above quote would imply; that a delete flag for the specific record be set to 1 indicating a deleted field: making it avaliable for reuse by the create method?