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Re: sqlite3

From: Philip Kaludercic
Subject: Re: sqlite3
Date: Thu, 09 Dec 2021 17:36:32 +0000

Lars Ingebrigtsen <larsi@gnus.org> writes:

> I think it'd be good to bring that into core, and then write a small
> wrapper library (well, a trivial ORM) for the rest of Emacs to use, so
> that we don't have to write SQL all over the place.  That is:
> (setf (persistent-data :namespace "emoji" :key "favorites") emoji--favorites)
> I.e., what Emacs needs is a persistent key/value store, and this would
> give us that.
> In addition, if somebody really wants to write SQL stuff (it can be very
> handy for some things), having sqlite3 in there gives us that in
> addition for free.

What would the use-case for this be?  And would this be part of the same
interface ("persistent-data"), or would they be separate?  I think the
latter would be preferable, because then systems that might not have
SQLite installed -- for whatever reason, despite it's wide
availability -- could fall back on a Elisp implementation.

        Philip Kaludercic

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