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The Untold Story of SQLite

The Untold Story of SQLite

(1) By Simon Slavin (slavin) on 2021-07-03 14:54:25 [link] [source]

A little something for those interested in SQLite rather than trying to solve a problem connected with using it.


Radio interview with DRH describing how SQLite came to be, and how SQLite led to other projects like Lemon and Fossil.

Can be played on the web page, or in your podcast app. Full transcript on the web page.

(2) By Stephan Beal (stephan) on 2021-07-03 15:13:59 in reply to 1 [source]

The Untold Story of SQLite

i had to laugh a little at the interview's title, thinking "he gives at least 2-3 interviews about it a year, so how much 'untold' can there still be?" but after reading it realized that every such interview has indeed revealed new details. The bit about Knuth books' part in sqlite's development was new to me (and has got me eyeballing my 3-book set), as was the nature of the "broken pipe problem."

(3) By Scott Robison (casaderobison) on 2021-07-03 18:38:55 in reply to 2 [link] [source]

Regarding the "git is the perfect vcs for linux" ... It is a very diplomatically worded statement, and perhaps drh believes it. My first thought upon hearing it was not "fossil would be better" or what have you, but "git is the adequate vcs for linux".