[Python-ideas] Official MySQL module

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Thu Mar 7 22:52:25 CET 2013

On Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 1:16 PM, David Mertz <mertz at gnosis.cx> wrote:
> I disagree moderately with Dustin.  Obviously, it is true that a magic wand
> doesn't produce a standard-library module.  However, having support for
> MySQL/MariaDB (and PostgreSQL) in the standard library would be desirable.
> This would bring MySQL support to the same level as we have for SQLite3.
> In particular, I would NOT WANT such standard library support to include any
> ORM layer to it; I feel like those should remain as third-party tools (and
> compete on their various merits).  But the basic level of providing a
> *binding* feels like something desirable (and specifically, a binding that
> was as close to a drop-in substitute for 'sqlite3' as possible).

Well, the model should be PEP 249 (db-API 2.0), not sqlite3.

--Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)

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