[Python-Dev] Please give this patch for building bsddb a try

Skip Montanaro skip@pobox.com
Wed, 19 Jun 2002 16:15:16 -0500

    BAW> I still think we may want to pull PyBSDDB into the standard distro,
    BAW> as a way to provide BDB api's > 1.85.  The question is, what would
    BAW> this new module be called?  I dislike "bsddb3" -- which I think
    BAW> PyBSDDB itself uses -- because it links against BDB 4.0.

    Guido> Good idea.  Maybe call it berkeleydb?  That's what Sleepycat
    Guido> calls it (there's no connection with the BSD Unix distribution
    Guido> AFAICT).

Why can't it just be called bsddb?  As far as I could tell tell, it provides
a bsddb-compatible interface at the module level.  The only change at the
bsddb level is the addition of an extra object (db?  I can't recall right
now and have to get offline soon for the credit card machine so I can't
pause to check ;-) which gives the programmer access to all the PyBSDDB