Data/File Structure and Algorithm for Retrieving Sorted Data Chunk Efficiently

Alex Martelli aleaxit at
Sat Oct 9 08:44:40 CEST 2004

Dennis Lee Bieber <wlfraed at> wrote:

> On Fri, 8 Oct 2004 17:52:37 +0200, Alex Martelli <aleaxit at>
> declaimed the following in comp.lang.python:
> > Hmmmm -- I could be wrong, but doesn't MySql _use_ bsddb as its lower
> > level at least for some kinds of tables?  Yet (for simple query) the
> > vox populi has it "faster" than "real dbms"s... just wondering aloud...
> >
>       The default table is "MyISAM". BSDDB and INNO have to be
> explicitly requested (and built into the executable, in some cases)

Ah, I see, thanks -- so, performance relationships between these remain


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