[spambayes-dev] db_* binaries for Windows, DB_RECOVER

Skip Montanaro skip at pobox.com
Tue Aug 26 17:48:01 EDT 2003

    >> I see a few possible solutions:
    >> * [...]

    Richie> * Use a different embedded database?  PySQLite?  It's just as
    Richie>   easy to install (on Windows at least) as pybsddb for Python
    Richie>   2.2, and although I've never used it, I've heard good things
    Richie>   about it.  Does anyone here have any experience with it?

I have none.  I briefly played around with PostgreSQL and found it much
slower than the anydbm-based storage.  That might just have been because I
am not a very sophisticated SQL programmer.

Isn't SQLite supposed to be an embedded SQL engine?  If so, where's the
database and how is it shared across (for example) two instances of

I think the cleanest way to do this would be to run a server which simply
fronts a pickle.  All apps would talk to it for reading and updating the
info.  You run into performance problems with network overhead and it makes
deploying all applications that much more complex.


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