On Mon, 8 Apr 2002, Matthew Walker wrote:
> You definitely want to use MySQL for this. Ignore all those people who
> recommended text file DBs. They are /SLOW/. MySQL is very very fast.

I'll echo this. MySQL is hyperoptimized for this sort of transaction. It
already has the databases open so that you don't have to deal with the
overhead of the filesystem locating and opening files. And it solves the
locking issues on its own.


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