LPM: RE: dbms
rbowen at rcbowen.com
Wed Jan 26 13:42:12 CST 2000
> 1. I can understand wanting to get out of postgresql, but what do
> you mean by "this project really doesn't call for it"? Do you want
> less than a flatfile, four/five fields database? How about just writing
> a file with hashes and reading back from it?
> 2. If you want more machine and database independence, look carefully
> at the DBI module, with appropriately-used DBD's to handle the dependent
> parts. (I thought you were already doing that, so this puzzles me.) You
> should be able to read out of one database and write straight to another.
> My suggestion (I'm sure seconded by Rich) would be MySQL for just about
> any DB work you need.
Using DBI and DBD::CSV is also a cool way to go, as it gives you all the
benefits of DBI (Ok, not all of them, but a lot of them) as well as all
the advantages of using a flat file. Might be a really good thing to
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