[DB-SIG] Why the varying paramstyles in DB-API?

Jon Ribbens jon+python-db-sig@unequivocal.co.uk
Thu, 23 Nov 2000 17:15:18 +0000

Paul DuBois <paul@dubois.ws> wrote:
> My question springs out of examination of the MySQLdb driver, which uses
> the format paramstyle.  As far as I can tell, that parameter style gives you
> printf-style formatting, nothing more, nothing less.  It doesn't add quotes
> around substituted values, doesn't escape special characters, doesn't turn
> None into NULL in the resulting query string, etc.

From an examination of the source, those things are exactly what it
*does* do.