[Python-Dev] [issue3769] Deprecate bsddb for removal in 3.0

Michele Simionato michele.simionato at gmail.com
Thu Sep 4 07:03:14 CEST 2008

On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 1:41 AM, Raymond Hettinger <python at rcn.com> wrote:
> The release
> candidate seems to be the wrong time to
> yank this out (in part because of the surprise
> factor) and in part because I think the change
> silently affects shelve performance so that the
> impact may be significantly negative but not
> readily apparent.

I do not use bsddb directly, but I use shelve which on Linux usually
takes advantage of bsddb. Does removing bsddb mean that
I will not be able to read shelve files written with Python 2.5
with Python 3.0? That would be quite disturbing to me.

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