[Python-Dev] Improving bsddb detection in setup.py
Guido van Rossum
Mon, 20 Aug 2001 22:38:52 -0400
> Robin Dunn & Andrew Kuchling's PyBSDDB3
> It claims to be a backwards compatible drop in for the default bsddb
> module, supporting back to 1.85. It's been On My List of things to
> look at for a while now, but I just haven't had time. I've used
> PyBSDDB3 for some Zope/ZODB work and it seems quite stable. I'd like
> it to be the default for Python 2.2 if the backwards compatibility
> works out acceptably.
But that requires that you have BSDDB 3, right? Because of its
licensing, not everybody has it. So I think it's still a good idea to
have Skip's patch as well.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)