[docs] [issue25442] Shelve consistency issues

R. David Murray report at bugs.python.org
Mon Oct 19 17:21:30 EDT 2015

R. David Murray added the comment:

Shelve does not itself implement any database, but it does *use* a database[*].  Any aspects of this must be directed toward the underlying database library used.  In particular, it is not part of the shelve API to know anything about any possible underlying file or files, nor is it *necessarily* the case that there is pending data to be flushed on close.

So, if you want to suggest a documentation enhancement, it should to make reference to the issue and point the user at the documentation for the underlying database they choose to use for more information.

[*] There is an open issue proposing an sqlite backend for shelve, but no one so far has had the motivation to finish it.

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