ctypes implementation of a PEP 249 (DB API 2.0) compliant database
driver for use with MySQL. It is importable as
MySQLdb for compatibility
with the extremely common C-extension, by the same name. It is tested under
CPython 2.6, CPython 2.7, and PyPy 1.5.
There are a number of things to note:
- This was originally developed for use with PyPy, though it works with both CPython and PyPy, where performance is concerned it will try to favor PyPy.
- The original
MySQLdb, with which we attempt to remain compatible, is not always 100% in line with the DB API spec, where it was necessary for use with the project this was developed for, we've followed
MySQLdbrather than the spec, sadly.
- Not all errors are appropriately upgraded to a
IntegrityError) these will be done on an ongoing bases, as tests for the conditions (or reasons they are impossible to write) are developed.
- This project is strictly test-driven-developed, if you're interested in contributing, we appreciate patches, but please make sure they include tests.
Tests are run using
py.test, you can invoke it directly on the command
tox to automatically test it against CPython 2.6 and 2.7, as well as