perl4.003 and ndbm

Rex Fowler rmfowler at texrex.uucp
Sat May 11 16:08:36 AEST 1991

In article <1991May10.145034.7299 at eci386.uucp> jmm at eci386.UUCP (John Macdonald) writes:
>In article <1991May8.233806.28719 at texrex.uucp> rmfowler at texrex.uucp (Rex Fowler) writes:
>|I'm not 100% positive, but I believe at USENIX I heard that Oz's package
>|is not compatible with dbm/ndmb/gdbm, just faster.  
>Sdbm, except for an early preliminary version, is compatible with
>dbm and ndbm at the functional interface.  The only incompatibility
>You might also look into the Berkely HASH package that Ozan has since 
>developed with someone

Margo Seltzer

>from Berkely (hence the name).  I believe that it manages to remove ...

This is the package I was thinking about, not sdbm like I stated. I
never heard a name associated with it so I thought sdbm was it.  Anyway,
I was under-informed about the compatability issues.  I just re-read the winter
usenix proceedings and it sounds like it (HASH?) is the way to go.

Rex Fowler <rmfowler at>
UUCP:  egsner!texrex!rmfowler

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