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Re^4: BerkeleyDB and a very large file

by alexm (Chaplain)
on Aug 22, 2008 at 23:05 UTC ( #706338=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: BerkeleyDB and a very large file
in thread BerkeleyDB and a very large file

Well, you might think they can be used, but this notice on the Selecting a byte order shows that they're not actually so usable:

It is important to note that the Berkeley DB access methods do no data conversion for application specified data. Key/data pairs written on a little-endian format architecture will be returned to the application exactly as they were written when retrieved on a big-endian format architecture.

Thus, if I'm getting it right, you can actually read a BerkeleyDB file from a different platform, but first you'll have to convert both keys and data to native form in order to use them.

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