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Re: [vox-tech] perl db question



begin Henry House <hajhouse@houseag.com> 
> On Wed, Mar 06, 2002 at 04:45:23PM -0800, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> [...]
> > i have to admit, having a human readable flat file is kind of sexy.
> > 
> > my application is to store dates that certain work is done on a vehicle.
> > like a list of all dates/odometer readings of oil changes, brake pad
> > inspections, battery electrolyte checks, coolant flushes and stuff
> > like that.
> > 
> > i don't think this can compare with what commerce sites use databases
> > for, but after the years roll by, i'm sure the databases can reach a
> > respectable size.  conceivably, someone could keep records on the same
> > vehicle for a decade.
> > 
> > what do you think?  i'd rather stay away from a server based DB system.
> > would DBD::CSV be ok for this sort of thing?
> 
> Yes, if only because you can always switch later. Well-written applications
> using the Perl DBI and a particular DBD may be ported to other database
> drivers with minimal pain.
 
heh.  since this is my first db application, i'm not so sure it'll be
well written at all.  more than likely it'll be a bloody mess.   :)
working, but a mess.

> > btw, anyone else here do their own work on their car/motorcycle?
> 
> I do my own tractor maintenance sometimes ;-).
 
cool!  do you have the haynes manual for it?   ;-)

pete

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