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Re: Berkeley DB in our source tree?

From: Jim Blandy <jimb_at_savonarola.red-bean.com>
Date: 2000-08-11 17:31:56 CEST

> > > Is Berkeley DB specifically required, or any *dbm? (gdbm, sdbm, etc)
> >
> > Berkeley DB is specifically required. Only Berkeley DB has
> > transactions, recovery, etc. The other dbm interfaces are toys.
> Are we going to depend on transactions? I would hope that we can avoid them,
> so that we can drop in MySQL at some point.

Well, Berkeley DB transactions are helpful in implementing Subversion
transactions. Otherwise, you essentially end up re-implementing the
work they've done. That seems senseless.

Why would it be desireable to switch to MySQL?
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:06 2006

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