Updated Berkley DB interface?

Thomas Weholt thomas at cintra.no
Fri Nov 17 09:06:24 CET 2000


Great news! Could this module be included in the standard distro in the near
future, like 2.1 or 2.2, or will it be a seperate module we need to build
and compile ( in addition to Berkley DB itself ) ? And will the module
support 3.x or the 2.x serie? ( Probably a dumb question but ... )



"Robin Dunn" <robin at alldunn.com> wrote in message
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> In article <p6q7l649920.fsf at informatik.hu-berlin.de>,
>   Martin von Loewis <loewis at informatik.hu-berlin.de> wrote:
> > Thomas Weholt <thomas at cintra.no> writes:
> >
> > > What version of Berkley DB is supported in Python 2.0? 1.85 ?
> > > From http://electricrain.com/greg/python/bsddb3/ I read
> > > "Recent news: this module is being considered for inclusion as
> future
> > > standard part of Python! "
> > >
> > > Any news on that one? Would it be hard to support both ( or several)
> > > version, like 1.85 and 3.x ?
> >
> > No. AFAIR, Andrew Kuchling did some work on completing the module, and
> > un-swigging it. That was not really completed, and other things became
> > more important.
>
> I've been hired to complete Andrew's work, and to create a comprehensive
> test suite.  I'm close to commiting my first work-in-progress version to
> CVS at this SourceForge project:
>     http://sourceforge.net/projects/pybsddb/
>
> >
> > Supporting multiple bsddb versions is best done with different bsddb
> > modules - the system has changed significantly over time. Even
> > simultaneous support for 3.0 and 3.1 is difficult.
> >
>
> One of my goals is backwards compatibility with the current bsddb module
> from the Python perspective.  But no, I don't think it's possible to
> support old and new versions of DB in the same extension module
> either.  Version 1.x didn't have the concept of cursors, 2.x and beyond
> do.  And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
>
>
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