[Python-Dev] pysqlite for 2.5?

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Wed Mar 29 22:53:04 CEST 2006

Guido van Rossum wrote:
> Unless you've recanted on that already, let me point out that I've
> never seen sqlite, and I've ignored this thread, so I don't know what
> the disagreement is all about. Perhaps one person in favor and one
> person against could summarize the argument for me? Otherwise I'll
> have to go with "no" just to err on the side of safety. I have strong
> feelings about the language. Sometimes I have strong feelings about
> the library. This doesn't seem to be one of those cases though...

Let me try to take both sides simultaneously:

For: would add an SQL library to the standard distribution, and one
that doesn't depend on additional infrastructure on the target machine
(such as an existing database server); the author of that library is
fine with including it in Python

Against: Adds work-load on the release process, adding more libraries
to the already-large list of new libraries for 2.5. Choice of naming
things is ad-hoc, but gets cast in stone by the release; likewise,
choice of specific SQL library might inhibit addition of different
libraries later.

I'm sure people will add to the list if they think I omitted important


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