Does Python 2.5.2's embedded SQLite support full text searching?

Diez B. Roggisch deets at
Tue Apr 22 17:38:36 CEST 2008

Diez B. Roggisch schrieb:
> Daniel Fetchinson schrieb:
>>> Does Python 2.5.2's embedded SQLite support full text searching?
>>> Any recommendations on a source where one can find out which SQLite
>>> features are enabled/disabled in each release of Python? I'm trying to
>>> figure out what's available in 2.5.2 as well as what to expect in 2.6
>>> and 3.0.
>> Sqlite itself is not distributed with python. Only a python db api
>> compliant wrapper is part of the python stdlib and as such it is
>> completely independent of the sqlite build. In other words, if your
>> sqlite build supports full text searching you can use it through the
>> python sqlite wrapper (that is part of the stdlib) and if it doesn't
>> then not. This is true for any sqlite feature though.
>> So if you need an sqlite feature just go ahead and build your own
>> sqlite with that feature enabled and use that feature with the stock
>> python sqlite wrapper that comes with the stdlib.
> I doubt that. This would mean that Python comes with a mechanism to 
> dynamically load different libs for the same module, opening a buttload 
> full of error-conditions regarding library versions & changing semantics 
> depending on system configuration.

And Paul Melis showed me that exactly that is the case. Sorry for the noise.


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