The database structure holds information that is relevant to the entire
project rather than on a per reading, per contig or per 'whatever' basis.
Among other things it keeps track of the amount of information stored.
Reads the database structure from a specified io number and stores it in a
keyed list. Returns the structure as keyed list when successful, or a blank
string for failure.
io_write_database io keyed_list_contents
Writes the database structure stored in the keyed_list to a specified
io number. Returns 0 for success, -1 for failure.
For a description of the database structure, see (FIXME) "The GDatabase
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