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Re: DBM Portability?

by derby (Abbot)
on Oct 03, 2002 at 12:41 UTC ( #202492=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to DBM Portability?

The Cookbook has a nice overview of the different DBM implementations and their features (p90). Here's the table

Linkage comes with Perlyesyesyesyes
Source bundled with Perlnoyesnono
Source redistributablenoyesgplyes
Easy to buildN/Ayesyesok
Often comes with Unixyesnonono
Builds ok on UnixN/Ayesyesyes
Builds ok on WindowsN/Ayesyesyes
Code sizedependssmallbigbig
Disk Usage dependssmallbigok
Speed dependsslowokfast
Block Size Limits 4K1Knonenone
Byte order independentnononoyes
User-defined sort order nononoyes
Partial key lookups nononoyes

There are other caveats and info so check out chapter 14 of the Cookbook.


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Re: Re: DBM Portability?
by perrin (Chancellor) on Oct 03, 2002 at 16:37 UTC
    This is actually totally wrong about the relative speeds. SDBM is the fastest by a mile. There are benchmarks in the readme for MLDBM::Sync.

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