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From: Jack.Jansen at oratrix.com (Jack Jansen)
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 1999 12:05:39 +0200
Subject: simple indexed file module?
References: <joe-120419991008353558@chinacat.salk.edu>
Message-ID: <371316F3.29E6DC89@oratrix.com>
X-UID: 186
Joe Strout wrote:
>
> For a CGI script I'm working on, I need to keep a couple of indexed
> files. These will contain variable-length data (descriptions), which
> may be changed fairly frequently. So I imagine that in addition to the
> data file, there will be an index file that keeps track of the position
> and length of each record. New or expanded records will be stuffed in
> wherever there is free space, or at the end if no sufficient free chunk
> is available.
anydbm is probably the simplest here. Works on the Mac too, where gdbm is
available.
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