[Spambayes] Corrupt database

Skip Montanaro skip at pobox.com
Mon Feb 2 09:10:23 EST 2004


    >> To put this in context of the current SB apps, the Outlook plugin,
    >> POP3 proxy and IMAP filter should probably default to using pickled
    >> dicts, while sb_filter should default to using a database file.  I
    >> don't know that this is the case right now.  I think the choice of
    >> classifier type is application-independent.  Maybe we should change
    >> that.

    Tim> I'm afraid a pickled dict isn't a good default choice for the
    Tim> Outlook addin: some people already gripe about the startup time
    Tim> using bsddb3, and it's much longer with a pickled dict; the time to
    Tim> save to disk after incremental training is so long with a pickled
    Tim> dict that the Outlook addin doesn't even try to save a pickled dict
    Tim> until Outlook shuts down; ...

Oh yeah, I forgot the Outlook plugin store()s pretty frequently.  Do the
other long-running apps?

Skip



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