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From: Matt Gushee <mgushee@h...>
Subject: [Caml-list] Cross-platform DBM equivalent?
Hello, all--

I am developing an application that needs fast access to persistent
configuration data, and I thought that DBM might be a good way to
provide that functionality ... but I see that DBM isn't available on
Windows. Is there something similar that works on all platforms? Or an
alternative approach?

My project is a web server application, so it might be okay not to
support Windows, but I'd like it to be cross-platform if that can be
done without an unreasonable effort.

By the way, I'm at an early prototyping stage, so I can't be much more
specific about my needs. What I can say at this point is that speed is 
important; I think I need a key-value data structure, and it's probably
okay for the types of both keys and values to be limited to strings, as
with DBM.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

Matt Gushee                 When a nation follows the Way,
Englewood, Colorado, USA    Horses bear manure through           its fields;   When a nation ignores the Way,
                            Horses bear soldiers through
                                its streets.
                            --Lao Tzu (Peter Merel, trans.)
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