best small database?

Aahz aahz at
Mon Sep 11 17:34:38 CEST 2006

In article <4505707E.2080804 at>,
Paul Watson  <pwatson at> wrote:
>David Isaac wrote:
>> I have no experience with database applications.
>> This database will likely hold only a few hundred items,
>> including both textfiles and binary files.
>> I would like a pure Python solution to the extent reasonable.
>> Suggestions?
>If you want really simple, look at the anydbm module.  If nothing better 
>is available, anydbm will use dumbdbm.  All of these are in the Python 
>build, so you do not need to fetch/read/install anything additional.
>Doing the DB-API would be much stronger, but might be overkill in your 

Once Python 2.5 comes out, I recommend using sqlite because it avoids
the mess that dbm can cause.
Aahz (aahz at           <*>


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