Mon, 15 Jun 1998 11:00:31 -0400 (EDT)
Corbett J. Klempay writes:
>- What kind of structure does Pipermail store the archive in? Maybe I
>should contact someone (maybe whoever runs the lists at python.org?) who
>runs a larger Pipermail archive and see about getting an archive of a
>treefull of archived articles
Messages are just HTML files, but there are on-disk B-trees
(using the bsddb module) used for the indexes. It should not be very
difficult to use Aaron's Bplustree.py module instead; the only problem
is me finding time to do it.
Hypermail development has picked up again, so I've been
speculating about writing a Python interface to Hypermail's indexing
infrastructure. That would let Python code control policies (where a
message goes, how it's formatted, ...) but leave the data handling to
C code. No time to look into that, unfortunately.
A.M. Kuchling http://starship.skyport.net/crew/amk/
In its broadest ecological context, economic development is the development of
more intensive ways of exploiting the natural environment.
-- Richard Wilkinson