Flat file, Python accessible database?

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Wed Nov 2 16:19:32 CET 2005

Peter Hansen wrote:
> Karlo Lozovina wrote:
>>bkhl at stp.lingfil.uu.se (=?utf-8?Q?Bj=C3=B6rn_Lindstr=C3=B6m?=) wrote in 
>>news:877jbsxnrx.fsf at lucien.dreaming:
>>>If you need it to be SQL-like, SQLite seems to be the right thing.
>>Tried that one, but had some problems setting things up. On the other 
>>hand, BerkeleyDB + Pybsddb worked like a charm, with no setting up (under 
> I'm very curious what problems you had.  In my experience SQLite 
> requires *nothing* I'd call "setup".  You install Pysqlite or APSW, 
> write your code, and it runs and works.  There are no configuration 
> steps required, nothing but creating tables (and that's a standard step 
> with any SQL-like database).  What environment were you using, and what 
> kind of issues did you encounter?  (I ask because I often recommend 
> SQLite, but would like to temper that advice if in some cases these 
> setup problems would cause someone trouble.)
> -Peter

My experience on Cygwin was that I had to install sqlite before pySqlite 
  worked. Maybe that's what was meant.

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