advice for perl expert wanting to learn python

David Fraser davidf at
Fri Aug 6 16:39:28 CEST 2004

Harry George wrote:
> David Fraser <davidf at> writes:
>>Zeljko Vrba wrote:
>>>And most important thing, how does Python deal with database
>>>Is there a single API (akin to DBI) for connecting to databases?
>>>How does Python support the following databases:
>>>- Oracle
>>>- Postgres
>>>- MySQL
>>>- SQLServer (maybe using freetds?)
>>>- ODBC connectivity (connecting to MS Access)
>>I have used Oracle, SQLServer and Access via ADO - try
>>which is a wrapper for ADO to the Python DB-API.
>>But note that you may well not be able to use any of this database
>>stuff from IronPython
> More cross-platform and cross-DBMS is to code to the DB-API 2.0:

Thats why I said to look at although I misspelt 
it - it is DB-API 2.0 compliant.


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