slgdbm package [was: Re: jedstate]

Paul Boekholt p.boekholt at
Tue Sep 20 22:03:25 UTC 2005

On Mon, 19 Sep 2005 23:00:04 +0200, Rafael Laboissiere <rafael at> said:

> 1. The HTML documentation says that the current version is 1.3, but in
>    gdbm.c I see "$Id: gdbm.c,v 1.5".  Which one is correct.
gdbm.c is correct, but it will be 1.6 soon.

> 2. Compilation of gdbm.c shows a lot of warnings (probably due to the use of
>    -Wall).  Shouldn't the problems be fixed?

I got two errors (about an unused function and an unused variable), and
these will be fixed in the next version. I will also have to wrap the
gdbm_reorganize() function or your recent files database will grow to 240K
after a while. TDB does not have this problem, but I guess gdbm is still more

> 3. I am using the description below:

>    Description: access to gdbm databases from S-Lang
>     This package contains a S-Lang module which provides access to gdbm
>     databases.  The user interface has an assoc-like syntax and this
>     module can be used either in slh (the S-Lang shell) or from the JED
>     editor.

>    Paul, could you please suggest a better description?
This is OK except for the misspelling of slsh, and as you probably know, slrn
can also load modules, and JED 0.99-16 can not.

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