[DB-SIG] PEP 249 -- Python Database API Specification v2.0

M.-A. Lemburg mal at egenix.com
Tue Mar 30 03:58:41 EDT 2021

Hi Peter,

On 29.03.2021 13:48, Peter Norman wrote:
> Hi Python DB Folks.
> Is PEP 249 at https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0249/ the correct / latest one?
> While I am new to python, this seems to be written for python 2.* and not python
> 3.*, or have I missed something?

It was written when Python 2 was the current Python version, but still
is valid today with Python 3.

> Also, the FAQ says https://wiki.python.org/moin/DbApiCheatSheet is still under
> construction ... ?
> And, in https://wiki.python.org/moin/DbApiFaq there is only 1 question.  Is this
> correct, there is only one FAQ?
> And, http://www.pythonweb.org/projects/snakesql/ seems to be a dead link?

The wiki pages are often old and unmaintained. If you want to help,
please create a wiki account and ask for edit permissions (see the front
page of the wiki).

This is still a good entry point, though:


> If I am interested in python in a database context, is there a particular place
> I should be looking?

There are plenty tutorials on using databases with Python around,
both online and in book form.

It depends a bit on what you want to do with databases.

Marc-Andre Lemburg

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