Is there a database built into the base system

Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at
Fri Apr 7 06:53:32 UTC 2017

On Fri, 7 Apr 2017 08:21:16 +0200
Andrea Venturoli <ml at> wrote:

> On 04/07/17 07:43, Steve O'Hara-Smith wrote:
> > On Thu, 6 Apr 2017 14:05:41 -0700
> > Karl Young <karly at> wrote:
> > 
> >> I'd suggest, Python, Perl, TCL, Ruby, ... anything but csh (or bash)
> >> for a job like this.
> > 
> > 	Trouble with that is the OP wanted something in the base system
> > and the only scripting languages in base are the shells and awk.

	Indeed. I think the best options within the base are awk or C/C++
with db (btree), although shell supported by grep, sed, sort et al. is
possible - after all there's a complete SQL implementation written that way
in shql.

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