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Re: sqlite3

From: Philip Kaludercic
Subject: Re: sqlite3
Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2021 14:46:17 +0000

Lars Ingebrigtsen <larsi@gnus.org> writes:

> Philip Kaludercic <philipk@posteo.net> 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.
> I'm not quite sure what you're asking here?  The use case for having
> persistent data or for writing SQL?
> Nobody that uses the persistent data interface would have to write SQL.

Yes, but do you want the persistent data interface to be bound to
SQLite, or should a separate backed be implemented, if required?

        Philip Kaludercic

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