[Python-Dev] Re: GadflyDA in core? Or as add-on-product?

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Tue, 21 Jan 2003 19:54:46 -0500

> Gadfly comes with kjbuckets, which is written in C. The rest is
> Python.  Gadfly uses the included kjbuckets for storage if it is
> available, but happily runs without it with a performance hit. So
> Jython gets a RDBMS implementation too.

Hm.  I've not reviewed kjbuckets myself, but I've heard it's some of
the hairiest C code ever written.  The problem with putting that in
the Python distribution is that we end up having to maintain it,
whether we want to or not.

So I'm -1 on adding kjbuckets.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)