[Python-Dev] pysqlite for 2.5?

Robert Brewer fumanchu at amor.org
Wed Mar 29 22:57:57 CEST 2006

Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> 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.

More Against?:
Explaining "database is locked" errors (due to SQLite's exposed multiple-readers/one-writer design) on a daily basis (FAQ entries notwithstanding).

Robert Brewer
System Architect
Amor Ministries
fumanchu at amor.org

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