[Python-Dev] SQLite module for Python 2.5

M.-A. Lemburg mal at egenix.com
Wed Oct 20 19:48:49 CEST 2004

Bob Ippolito wrote:
> On Oct 20, 2004, at 13:05, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
>> Gerhard Haering wrote:
>>> Hi python-dev-elopers,
>>> Last December, we had a short thread discussing the integration of
>>> PySQLite into Python 2.4. At the time, I was against inclusion,
>>> because I thought PySQLite was not ripe for it, mostly because I
>>> thought the API was not stable.
>>> [...]
>> >
>>> I think that a simple embedded relational database would be a good
>>> thing to have in Python by default. And as Python 2.5 won't happen
>>> anytime soon, there's plenty of time for developing it, getting it
>>> stable, and integrating it.
>> SQLite is a gem and PySQLite works great, but I don't see why we
>> should start adding third-party tools of this size (>38k LOC C code)
>> to the standard Python distribution.
> I don't think he ever said that the SQLite source tree should go into 
> Python.  By default can mean that Python builds a SQLite wrapper if 
> SQLite is available, just like it does for bsddb, readline, etc.  Binary 
> builds for Win32 and Mac should of course ship with a copy of SQLite for 
> use by the PySQLite extension (w/ a dll or just statically linked in).  
> Heck, Mac OS X 10.4 will be shipping with SQLite anyway 
> <http://www.apple.com/macosx/tiger/unix.html>!

If that's what Gerhard meant, no objections.

>> Perhaps you we should consider adding only the Python interface
>> and then ship a DLL with the Windows installer like we do for
>> expat and the Sleepycat DBM ?!
> Python includes expat, doesn't it?

True, but it didn't use to be included. The fact that our Fred Drake
maintains it made the difference, I guess.

Marc-Andre Lemburg

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