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The Definitive Guide to SQLite, Second Edition by Mike Owens, Grant Allen

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C H A P T E R  8

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Language Extensions

SQLite is written in C and has its own C API, which makes C the “native language” to some degree. 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, .NET/C#, 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. For instance, one of the SQLite Perl extensions follows the Perl DBI—Perl's standard interface for database access. Similarly, ...

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