DBI module deprecated at Python 2.5--what to use in its place?

M.-A. Lemburg mal at egenix.com
Fri Jul 10 18:15:31 CEST 2009

dana wrote:
> I have a variety of Python 2.4 scripts that utilitize the DBI and ODBC
> modules together. Although I don't have Python 2.5, I've been informed
> the DBI module has been deprecated at 2.5. A few questions:
> 1) Although deprecated, will it work at all in 2.5? Does the fact that
> it is deprecrated mean it has been removed entirely, or does Python
> 2.5 simply issuing a warning?
> 2) What do I use in place of DBI for my Python 2.4. scripts that
> import modules DBI and ODBC together. I don't use DBI directly. It was
> simply a dependency for the ODBC module as best I knew.

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