[DB-SIG] Announcing SnakeSQL

Eric Brunson brunson at brunson.com
Fri Dec 3 20:18:05 CET 2004

Pretty cool.  It doesn't do joins very well, though, does it?

James Gardner wrote:

> Hi All,
> Just thought some of you may be interested in this pure Python 
> database I've written over the last couple of weeks.
> The download URL is http://www.pythonweb.org/projects/snakesql/
> SnakeSQL is a pure Python SQL database written to remove the 
> dependence of the Python Web Modules on 3rd party C-based database 
> drivers but designed to be a useful database in its own right.
> The database supports the simplest possible subset of ANSI SQL 92 
> including NULLs (something other pure Python databases such as Gadfly 
> do not currently support as far as I know).
> The database is fully DB-API 2.0 compliant and is written in layers so 
> that it could be extended to support different storage mechanisms. 
> Currently implemented are a fast binary DBM driver (default) and a 
> slower CSV file driver (handy for viewing table contents when 
> designing and developing an application or database structure).
> This is an alpha release designed to give interested users the chance 
> to feedback bug reports or comments. The database appears stable on 
> Windows XP Python 2.2 and 2.3 and successfully runs the test script 
> and test SQL in Interactive Prompt mode. It has not been tested more 
> extensively. If you use the database and it doesn't work, please let 
> me know.
> Documentation is at http://www.pythonweb.org/projects/snakesql/doc/0.3.4/
> All the best,
> James

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