[Python-ideas] Official MySQL module

Amaury Forgeot d'Arc amauryfa at gmail.com
Fri Mar 8 14:39:10 CET 2013

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

> > Doesn't a MySQL binding have to link with some client library?
>  libmysql.so?
> > How is it licensed?
> > I found this
> > page: http://www.mysql.com/about/legal/licensing/foss-exception/
> > which seems to prevent redistribution under non-free licenses.
> It's not true that a client library is required. PyMySQL is pure Python.
> We could also write a C connection module ourselves, if needed.

Ah, MySQL TCP protocol is public and easy to implement. Good!

OTOH it probably makes it more difficult to use semi-advanced features.
Prepared statements, for example.

Amaury Forgeot d'Arc
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