[Coco] OS-9 Databases

Harry Hurst hhos at st-tel.net
Sat Sep 15 08:23:04 EDT 2012

I found this open source ISAM implementation. It might have what you are
looking for.


> I don't know of anything specifically for OS-9, but I think you can
> achieve
> a lot of what you want by studying B-trees and ISAM (indexed sequential
> access method) algorithms, which form the foundation of many databases
> (dBASE, Access, Paradox, BerkleyDB, etc.). If you can create a rudimentary
> ISAM library, you basically have everything you need to create a database
> and the API isn't all that difficult.
> I recall seeing some open source ISAM libraries on the net somewhere, but
> Google isn't being very helpful at the moment. I think some versions of
> UNIX/Linux had an ISAM library. Most of these would be from around the
> late
> '80s and early '90s, so it shouldn't be difficult to port to OS-9. The
> trick
> is trying to coax Google to resurrect some of these from the dead.
>> Aaron Sebold wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I was wondering if anyone could direct me to some databases that were
>> written for OS-9, in a high level language and have released their
>> source?  I wanna peek around and see what they did and how they did
>> it.  :)

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