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XBase::SDBM(3)	      User Contributed Perl Documentation	XBase::SDBM(3)

NAME
       XBase::SDBM - SDBM index	support	for dbf

DESCRIPTION
       When developing the XBase.pm/DBD::XBase module, I was trying to support
       as many existing	variants of file formats as possible. The module thus
       accepts wide range of dbf files and their versions from various
       producers. But with index files,	the task is much, much harder. First,
       there is	little or no documentation of index files formats, so the
       development is based on reverse engineering.

       None if the index formats support is finalized. That made it hard to
       integrate them into one consistent API. That is why I decided to	write
       my own index support, and as I wanted to	avoid inventing	yet another
       way of storing records in pages and similar things, I used SDBM.	It
       comes with Perl,	so you already have it,	and it's proven	and it works.

       Now, SDBM is a module that aims at other	task than to do	supporting
       indexes for a dbf. But equality tests are fast with it and I have
       creted a	structure in each index	file to	enable "walk" though the index
       file.

VERSION
       1.02

AVAILABLE FROM
       http://www.adelton.com/perl/DBD-XBase/

AUTHOR
       (c) 2001--2011 Jan Pazdziora.

       All rights reserved. This package is free software; you can
       redistribute it and/or modify it	under the same terms as	Perl itself.

perl v5.32.0			  2015-05-04			XBase::SDBM(3)

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