Wha wha what?!?!?! You haven't learned DBI yet? Unshift that
item to the front of your queue and start reading! ;)
Seriously, DBI and an RDBM can take a programmer to a new
level of programming. I recommend any programmer out there
who doesn't know how to program with a database learn how
to do so very soon. The DBI part is not hard, but setting
up and maintaining an RDBM can be. Luckily, there is the
wonderful SQLite and the
even more wonderful DBD::SQLite that allows you
to use SQLite in Perl. One of the greatest benefits of
using SQLite is that you get to use SQL, and if you use
DBI with DBD::SQLite, then when the time comes to migrate
to a "real" RDBM, all you should have to do is
simply replace use DBD::SQLite with
use DBD::mysql or use DBD::Pg.
Do yourself a big favor and take some
time out to learn these tools.
(the triplet paradiddle with high-hat)
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