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Re^3: SQLite in memory database to scalar

by afoken (Abbot)
on Mar 21, 2014 at 14:16 UTC ( #1079266=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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Once the database is created and populated in memory, I want to compress it, and then print it to stdout (it's a response to an http/rest request).

I don't think SQLite is a pretty good transport format, partly because it is binary, and partly because the file format may change (so your client needs to know different SQLite formats). Why don't you use a format that is directly readable, like JSON, XML or YAML? All of those formats won't change, can simply be stored in a perl scalar, and all of them can be compressed very well.


Today I will gladly share my knowledge and experience, for there are no sweeter words than "I told you so". ;-)
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