I am designing a website for a hobby of mine and part of it is in XML dynamically generated by using PHP to extract the element's appropriate data from a database and then parsing it with an XSLT stylesheet (again w/ PHP). This can be done fairly easily but part of the purpose of the site is to practice web programming. I wanted to learn Python so I am using that to develop a communications script for a different section. While studying the language, I had an idea and wanted to know how viable it is. What if instead of using MySQL for the database, I used a Python dictionary? It may sound silly, but would it be slow, perhaps just plain stupid? I really don't need any of the special functions of a relational database...but should I just stick to MySQL? Thanks.
Ryan Kaskel - MIA