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From: Yaron M. Minsky <yminsky@C...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Cross-platform DBM equivalent?
Out of curiosity, why doesn't DBM work on Windows?  Berkeley DB is
certainly ported to Windows, so it seems like DBM should port over just
fine as well.  Anyone know what the issue is?


On Thu, 2002-12-26 at 02:17, Matt Gushee wrote:
> 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.

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