Database in a simple ascii file

Max M maxm at
Wed Nov 28 15:22:54 CET 2001

You could also just use the anydb module.

It should do the same thing.

Or you could pickle a dictionary.

Regards Max M

"Rafael Mentz Aquino" <pythonlist at> wrote in message
news:mailman.1006944636.11546.python-list at
> Hi,
> How many lines can I have in a simple ascii file before
> I start to loose performance when I open this file and
> put all the lines in a dict, turning the first column into the key
> and the rest of the line into a list associated to that key.
> (my file has just 100 lines, but that question starts to bother me ;-)
> Thanks!
> Rafael Mentz Aquino

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