I'm at the beginning of refreshing/cleaning one of my CPAN modules Chess::PGN::EPD which among other things requires a light weight database for some of it's functions. At the moment I'm using DB_File, but I'm completely open to other possibilities— mostly what I want is to impact my users as little as possible yet maintain functionality.
As a picture of the amount of information involved (not much by today's standards) here is what shows in a dos box:
Volume in drive C has no label.
Volume Serial Number is 7C88-9BEB
Directory of C:\Users\hsmyers\Perl_Dev\Chess PAUSE\PGN\Chess-PGN-EPD-
10/02/2010 09:44 AM <DIR> .
10/02/2010 09:44 AM <DIR> ..
04/02/2002 08:12 PM 196,290 ECO.txt
04/02/2002 07:39 PM 90,173 NIC.txt
04/02/2002 08:12 PM 467,540 Opening.txt
3 File(s) 754,003 bytes
2 Dir(s) 58,299,342,848 bytes free
2786 11138 196290 ECO.txt
1247 6231 90173 NIC.txt
4661 34709 467540 Opening.txt
8694 52078 754003 total
I'm not particularly hung up on difficulty of interface, but I do want reasonable response time for queries. I'm just beginning to think about the following:
- some sort of tied hash DB
So the question becomes 'What are your suggestions?'
"Never try to teach a pig to sing...it wastes your time and it annoys the pig."
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