[Python-ideas] Official MySQL module

Amaury Forgeot d'Arc amauryfa at gmail.com
Fri Mar 8 13:39:17 CET 2013

2013/3/8 Eric V. Smith <eric at trueblade.com>

> On 3/8/2013 3:06 AM, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
> > On 08.03.2013 00:20, Nick Coghlan wrote:
> >> The number one question to ask about candidates for standard library
> >> inclusion is "Does it make sense for this module to receive new
> >> features only once every 18-24 months, and only when you upgrade to a
> >> new version of Python?". Interfaces to specific external services
> >> (including databases) almost never pass that test.
> >
> > Agreed.
> I agree with this, too. However, I think this is a transient situation,
> not a permanent one. It's entirely possible that there exists, or will
> exist, a MySQL binding that meets this criteria. I don't know. But it
> shouldn't preclude us considering a binding that meets the criteria.
> As to Greg's point about not including a database binding that requires
> other software to run, I disagree. It's client/server: do we really need
> to include the server in order to supply the client? We include nntplib,
> with no server. We include webbrowser, but no web browser. imaplib, but
> no imap server. Etc.

Doesn't a MySQL binding have to link with some client library?  libmysql.so?
How is it licensed?
I found this page:
which seems to prevent redistribution under non-free licenses.

Amaury Forgeot d'Arc
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