[Python-Dev] SQLite module for Python 2.5

Stuart Bishop stuart at stuartbishop.net
Sun Oct 24 07:51:13 CEST 2004

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M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
| Gerhard Haering wrote:
|> My point is to include a usable DB-API 2.0 implementation that people
|> can use as a starting point when developing applications that need a
|> relational database. Other languages do the same btw. Java (win32?)
|> includes a JDBC driver or ODBC, and PHP5 includes a SQLite module.
| Note that JDBC and ODBC are database driver interfaces much like
| the Python DB API, not database drivers. You still need to add
| a JDBC or ODBC driver in order to talk to the database backend
| of your choice (just like you have to do with the DB API).
| Adding an SQLite interface goes beyond that since it is a
| database driver for a specific database backend.
| If you are just after a "usable database driver", then I have to
| agree with Skip: any of the other available drivers would fit in
| just as well. Please clarify this.

I doubt that anything except Gadfly or SQLite could be built from a
Python source distribution. The others, such as PostgreSQL or Oracle
drivers, would require a chunk of the database distribution or licences
to build and would lock you using a particular release of the database

The other product suitable for inclusion would be SQLRelay if its
maintainers and its release cycle agree.

If I remember correctly, Gadfly would have been in 2.4 if anybody had
been able to commit to the long term maintenance of it, so I thought the
'should we' question had already been answered.

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