[DB-SIG] MSQL Database Access

guenter@ubka.uni-karlsruhe.de guenter@ubka.uni-karlsruhe.de
Thu, 6 May 1999 12:00:02 +0200 (MST)

I had to access an MSQL database from Python late last year.  At that
time I found an mSQLmodule and something called mSQLpython, that
appeared to be very old.  I decided to use mSQLmodule and found that it
did not work out of the box with Python 1.5.1.  I have patched the old
version I found then (I believe it was 0.x, but I would have to check
for sure) and this works for me, even with 1.5.2

From time to time I checked Python web pages to find out if somebody
else would provide a newer version but it doesn't seem anyone is using
MSQL anymore (mySQL seems to have taken over completely).  There is a
link from tha main site (www.python.org) to
http://www.ollie.clive.ia.us/jeff/python/msql/ - which says that Jeff
does not maintain the mSQL module.

If anyone is interested in using MSQL from a current Python version and
there is nobody else maintaining a module for this purpose I would glad
to have my email address posted somewhere.  I would even clean up my
code / merge with other versions, if their is enough interest.

So - is anyone else out there doing anything with Python/MSQL?

- Guenter
Guenter Radestock, Universitaetsbibliothek Karlsruhe