From: Ned Deily on
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seth <hklasky(a)> wrote:
> We have a code that creates a simple Python shelve database. We are
> able to serialize objects and store them in the dbm file. This seem to
> work the same on Windows XP Python 2.5, Ubuntu 9.1 with Python 2.6,
> but on Os X 10.5 with Python 2.5 the database filename is changed by
> the operating system by attaching the .db extension to it. Does an one
> know why is that?

It's a documented "feature": it depends on the underlying database
package used by shelve.

"As a side-effect, an extension may be added to the filename ..."

Ned Deily,