[Spambayes] Guidance re pickles versus DB for Outlook
Tue Nov 26 16:22:53 2002
So then, Skip Montanaro <firstname.lastname@example.org> is all like:
> Neale> Things being what they are, though, it sounds like you should
> Neale> stay away from DBM until Python 2.3.
> On Windows can't you simply rearrange anydbm._names to avoid finding dbhash
> first, or are gdbm and dbm not available at all (leaving you with dumbdbm as
> the only alternative)? Does spambayes make use of enough of the 1.85
> gotchas outlined on Sleepycat's historic.html page that you can't somehow
> avoid its problems?
I don't know for sure. I've certainly had my share of corruption when
using 1.85 DBs, but that was *years* ago. Anyway it ticked me off so
much that I am loathe to suggest anyone else use it. And in any case,
Paul Moore seems to have experienced some DBM suckage already. I just
don't get a warm fuzzy feeling using known buggy software that's three
major revisions old and no longer maintained.
gdbm would probably be a good alternative though. Rearranging
anydbm._names on Windows might be doable. Any takers?
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