"Pure Python" MySQL module like Net::MySQL

Paul Rubin http
Sun Jul 20 20:42:11 CEST 2003


Skip Montanaro <skip at pobox.com> writes:
> This has benefits and disadvantages.  As the author points out, this lets
> you connect to MySQL databases from systems to which the MySQL client
> 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.




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