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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.


In reply to Re: DBM Portability? by derby
in thread DBM Portability? by Anonymous Monk

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