[Lazarus] Embedded/small database

patspiper patspiper at gmail.com
Wed Feb 18 10:28:50 CET 2015

On 17/02/15 21:50, Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Feb 2015, Kostas Michalopoulos wrote:
>> Sqlite can be very fast, but it needs the proper setup for that 
>> (which may not be
>> relevant in all cases).
>> Beyond that, Sqlite has a lot of high profile users (not to make a 
>> piss match, but i
>> couldn't see any big users in Firebird's site and even those didn't 
>> seem to mention if
>> it was embedded or client/server):
>> https://www.sqlite.org/famous.html
>> There are other less known uses of course, like the Fossil VCS and 
>> AFAIK Apple also
>> uses it for the time capsule and FS versioning.
>> Honestly, i wouldn't put down Sqlite :-).
> I would. Any database that allows you to store a string in a field 
> that is declared as integer (as sqlite does), is out. It goes against 
> the basic rules of the RDBMs: ACID. Period.
> If you ever encounter such a situation, the whole pascal db code 
> simply goes 'poof'.
> If the table definition says 'integer', it should be an integer. if 
> sqlite does not guarantee this (and it does not, it considers this a 
> feature), it is out.
> I don't even understand that any pascal programmer (pascal being 
> stronly typed) can consider such a system. But there are many things I 
> don't understand :)

Is there any other free WinCE database engine?


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