I saw in the list messages about mapping query results, it's a need for me too:)
I found this useful script
I can't access to the patches today (is a temporary problem?) so I can't know if the patch sent by Stephen is derived from that module, but I found it very usefull and with very good performance (read the intro of the module), I'm not a lawyer but the license seems compatible with LGPL.
the problem to use it over adbapi right now is that in adbapi I can't access to the cursor.description, how I can reach it? it seems Stepen's patch make it possible, but I can't access to his code.