Perl FAQ 1.21: Which DBM should I use?

Perl FAQ 1.21

Which DBM should I use?

As shipped, Perl (version 5) comes with interfaces for several DBM packages (SDBM, old DBM, NDBM, GDBM, Berkeley DBM) that are not supplied but either come with your system are readily accessible via FTP. SDBM is guaranteed to be there. For a comparison, see AnyDBM_File(3pm) and DB_File(3pm) .
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