"Pure Python" MySQL module like Net::MySQL

John J. Lee jjl at pobox.com
Mon Jul 21 16:16:03 CEST 2003

Paul Rubin <http://phr.cx@NOSPAM.invalid> writes:

> Skip Montanaro <skip at pobox.com> writes:
> > libraries haven't been ported.  On the other hand, the MySQL wire protocol
> > is probably not part of the official external interface, so the author has
> > to track changes to the protocol.
> What the heck?  If the wire protocol isn't part of the official
> external interface, then how on earth are external applications
> supposed to talk to the database?  They certainly can't expect you to
> use black-box client libraries if they're at all serious about being
> in the same league with Oracle.

Why not?

In any case, MySQL *isn't* in the same league as Oracle or PostgreSQL,
is it?


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