SPUG: Favourite persistant variable module

Colin Meyer cmeyer at helvella.org
Mon Apr 5 13:08:34 CDT 2004

On Mon, Apr 05, 2004 at 10:34:42AM -0700, Brian Hatch wrote:
> What do people use for their favourite persisistant
> variable storage module?  I'd like to have multiple
> independent processes able to access and modify it
> simultaneously without conflict.
> Recomendations?

There are many things to consider:

  - what is the nature of the data being persisted?
  - how is it accessed:
    - what is the read/write ratio?
    - how complex are the queries?

But for most things either MLDBM + lockfiles (very simple and thus
delightful to use) or DBI (for all the flexibility and complications of
relational databases).


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