[Python-Dev] SQLite module for Python 2.5

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Thu Oct 21 02:52:35 CEST 2004

At 07:14 PM 10/20/04 -0500, Skip Montanaro wrote:

>     Bob> By default can mean that Python builds a SQLite wrapper if SQLite
>     Bob> is available, just like it does for bsddb, readline, etc.
>Then why not MySQLdb, psycopg and sybase-python also?  No slight intended
>against PySQLite, but those other wrapper modules have been around quite a
>bit longer I think.

Well, one difference is that none of the databases you just listed are 
embeddable.  There has to be a separate database server process.  SQLite, 
like other "database" modules in the stdlib, just stores data in a disk file.

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