[DB-SIG] pypg pure Python db driver for Postgresql

Randall Smith randall at tnr.cc
Tue Jul 12 14:57:16 CEST 2005

In its current state (early alpha), pypg does not support Unix sockets
or connection strings.  Not that it can't.  Just that I didn't code or
test these features yet.

You may connect like so:

import pypg
con = pypg.connect(host='localhost', database='mydb', user='uname',
# do stuff

Also note that as a requirement of PyGreSQL, you need mxdatetime.  I'll
probably change that to the standard library datetime module.

Thanks for trying it out and I appreciate your feedback.


Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 12, 2005 at 02:19:27PM +0200,
>  Marcos Sánchez Provencio <marcos at burke.ath.cx> wrote 
>  a message of 6 lines which said:
>>Usually, in PostgreSQL, no host means Unix socket, not
>>localhost. Someclients can not handle unix sockets.
> This would be a sufficient reason for dropping pypg. But, anyway, as I
> already wrote, the same problem and the same error message occur
> wether I use "dbname=something" or "host=localhost, dbname=something".
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