Newbie: Crazy, but Quick

Cliff Wells logiplexsoftware at
Mon Feb 25 12:15:47 EST 2002

On 23 Feb 2002 08:46:14 -0800
Alan Daniels wrote:

> "Virginia O" <vodine at> wrote in message
news:<u7b81629bo9o4a at>...
> > If it was upto me I'd just use a simple delimited text file :)
> Or simpler yet, just store the data in one large Python data structure
> (ex: a tuple of dictionaries, a tuple of tuples, etc), and just have
> your program import it as needed.
> You can always move to a true database later if this doesn't scale,
> or if you one day need relational-style joins rather than simple
> flat-file access.

This might not be a bad solution.  Since SQL queries in Python are
typically returned as tuples or lists, it would be fairly trivial to
replace the file save/restore functions with a SQL backend at a later date
if needed without affecting program logic much.

Cliff Wells, Software Engineer
Logiplex Corporation (
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