Mk 27 wrote:
> I have never used mySQL because perl's Storable or BerkeleyDB modules
> always did me fine for cgi stuff.  I am going to be learning rails, so I
> supposed I will have to learn mySQL anyway, but I was wondering: is it
> exclusively web based, or could I use it to produce database files for
> use in a (non web app) ruby script?
>
> If not, is there a ruby equivalent to something nice and simple like
> Storable?
>   

The standard library comes with dbm, gdbm, sdbm, pstore, and yaml, all 
of which can be used as file-based storage. But, as other replies have 
pointed out, you probably will not be using them with Rails.

-Justin