[spambayes-dev] Re: [Python-Dev] 2.3.1 is (almost) a go
"Martin v. Löwis"
martin at v.loewis.de
Sun Sep 28 15:18:08 EDT 2003
Gregory P. Smith wrote:
>>I see. I could accept that it is confusing; would it also be backwards
>>compatible (i.e. would BerkeleyDB create those files on demand, and
>>would old Python installation still be able to read the database even
>>if those files where around)?
> It would not. Its already not backwards compatible. Thats what the
> bsddb185 module is for.
I should be more specific: If CDB is activated by default in 2.3.1,
would that compatible with files created in 2.3.0 (which are not
1.85 files, but some 4.x files).
>>But is it also easy to detect that multiple applications try to use
>>the same database?
> No. But it is easy to document. The old bsddb module never allowed
> it either.
I doubt many users are aware of that restriction (I, myself, wasn't).
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