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The Definitive Guide to SQLite by Michael Owens

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CHAPTER 8Language Extensions

SQLite's native language is C. It is written in C and has its own C API. The open source community, however, has provided many extensions for SQLite that make it accessible to many programming languages and libraries such as Perl, Python, Ruby, Java, Qt, and ODBC. In many cases there are multiple extensions to choose from for a given language, developed by different people to meet different needs.

Many extensions conform to various API standards. One of the SQLite Perl extensions, for example, follows the Perl DBI—Perl's standard interface for database access. Similarly, one of the Python extensions conforms to Python's DB API specification, as does at least one of the Java extensions to JDBC. Regardless of their ...

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