Which persistence is for me?

Neal Becker ndbecker2 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 1 15:04:16 CET 2007


Neal Becker wrote:

> I need to organize the results of some experiments.  Seems some sort of
> database is in order.
> 
> I just took a look at DBAPI and the new sqlite interface in python2.5.  I
> have no experience with sql.  I am repulsed by e.g.:
> c.execute("""insert into stocks
>           values ('2006-01-05','BUY','RHAT',100,35.14)""")
> 
> ewww.  How unpythonic.  I don't want to use a string to specify what
> function to execute.  I want to call a function (c.insert?).
> 
> Is there some other interface/database that I might like better?
> 

I'm looking at lxml.  I'd like to store hierarchical data, and would prefer
to avoid binary formats.




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