Meeting notes

Wilson, Doug Doug_Wilson at
Thu Oct 18 16:39:15 CDT 2001


Chris Radcliff sed:
> - Simple Perl databases were discussed. What's the best way 
> to implement 
> a very simple database with Perl? MySQL and PostgreSQL were 
> recommended, 
> as was Alzabo, an OO data-modelling tool.

And a very simple way to implement a prototype SQL/database application
is DBD::AnyData, which uses various formats of flat text files
for its 'storage', so it doesn't require the installation of
any database whatsoever.
Not recommended for large production databases :)

A non-relational, non-SQL solution is DB_File, which is an
interface to Berkeley DB via a tied hash or array.

Someone else recommended 'Interbase', it looks like the
source can be gotten here:
and there is a DBD module for it on CPAN.


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