[Python-Dev] SQLite module for Python 2.5

Gerhard Haering gh at ghaering.de
Thu Oct 21 10:03:23 CEST 2004

On Wed, Oct 20, 2004 at 07:05:05PM +0200, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
> Gerhard Haering wrote:
> >[...]
> >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 never had the faintest thought of merging the SQLite source tree
into the Python one.

> 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 ?!

That's what I was proposing.

-- Gerhard
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