ANNOUNCE: KirbyBase 1.3

Jamey Cribbs jcribbs at
Sat Aug 16 03:56:13 CEST 2003

KirbyBase 1.3 is now available at:

What is KirbyBase?

KirbyBase is a simple, pure-Python, plain-text, flat-file database 
management system that can be used either embedded in your application 
or in a client/server, multi-user mode.

To find out more about KirbyBase, go to:


Added ability to pass field values to update and insert using a dictionary.

Added ability to specify field to sort on and sort direction for the 
results of a select.

Added len method.

Fixed bug in validateMatchCriteria where script was not restricting 
other match criteria if already attempting to match by recno.

Fixed bug in validateMatchCriteria where script was not checking to see 
if pattern argument was an integer when attempting to match by recno.

Changed the way field types are handled internally.  This should not 
change any of the api or interfaces, EXCEPT for the getFieldTypes 
method, which now returns a list of types, instead of a list of strings. 
  I hope this doesn't screw anyone's programs up.

Corrected version number to conform to guidelines in distutils 

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