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Re: ndbm.h

At 22:03 -0800 1999-03-30, Stephen Zander wrote:
"Joel" == Joel Klecker <jk@espy.org> writes:
   Joel> To my knowledge, there is no such thing. If there was, I'm
   Joel> certain UNIX98 would reference it.

There may not be a formal UNIX98 standard, but n?dbm have been around
forever and there is definately a datafile format. {g,n,}dbm are all
different in the number and layout of the files they use.  SleepycatDB
(formally Berkerley db) uses different formats again.  Substituting
one for another at the code/library level does not work if you need to
manipulate pre-exising files.

In that case, glibc never used the ndbm format. glibc 2.0 has db 1.85 and glibc 2.1 has db 1.85 and db2.
Joel Klecker (aka Espy)                    Debian GNU/Linux Developer
<URL:mailto:jk@espy.org>                 <URL:mailto:espy@debian.org>
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