[Python-Dev] Python 2.1.1

Neil Schemenauer nas@python.ca
Fri, 13 Jul 2001 05:23:49 -0700

Thomas Wouters wrote:
> In other words: it's a mess.

It sure is.  You don't want to change the DB implementation used if it
worked in 2.1.  I believe that different DBs use different storage
formats.  People would not be happy if they upgraded to a point release
and all their DBs broke (i.e. with 2.1 dbm was actually gdbm but with
2.1.1 it is db1).