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Re: [vox-tech] perl db question

On Wed, Mar 06, 2002 at 10:33:27AM -0800, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> i've never used a real database in my life.   first attempt:
> Can't locate object method "TIEHASH" via package "/home/p/.car/blah" at
> ./newmain.pl line 97, <> line 7 (#1)
> (F) You said to do (or require, or use) a file that couldn't be
> found. Perl looks for the file in all the locations mentioned in @INC,
> unless the file name included the full path to the file.
> use DB_File;
> ...
> tie %vehicle, $control, 'data', O_RDWR|O_CREAT|O_EXCL, 0644;
> help?   if someone can send me a "hello world" type program that uses
> BSD-DB, that would be really useful.

There is one in the manual page that provides a decent example. There are
more in O'Reilly's "Programming the Perl DBI". EXample scripts from the book
may be found on O'Reilly's FTP site.

> btw, i looked for henry's notes from his lugod talk on perl db; they
> don't seem to be on the website.  :(

It may be found at <http://hajhouse.org/linux/dbi.dvi>. But my talk discusses
the Perl DBI (for Postgresql and other server-based SQL-interpreting
databases), while you appear to be using the Berkeley DB, which, alas, I have
not. If you are not set on Berkeley DB and can settle for slower performance,
you might consider DBD::CSV (Debian: libdbd-csv-perl), which emulates an SQL
database in a human-readable flat file.

Henry House
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