panofish panofish - 1 year ago 149
MySQL Question

Python 3 and MySQL

I am using ActiveState Python 3 on Windows and wanted to connect to my MySQL database.
I heard that

was the module to use.
I can't find
for Python 3.

Is there a repository available where the binaries exist for
How can I connect to MySQL in Python 3 on Windows?

Answer Source

There are currently a few options for using Python 3 with mysql:

  • Officially supported by Oracle
  • Pure python
  • A little slow
  • Not compatible with MySQLdb

  • Pure python
  • Faster than mysql-connector
  • Almost completely compatible with MySQLdb, after calling pymysql.install_as_MySQLdb()

  • fork of pymysql with optional C speedups

  • Django's recommended library.
  • Friendly fork of the original MySQLdb, hopes to merge back some day
  • The fastest implementation, as it is C based.
  • The most compatible with MySQLdb, as it is a fork
  • Debian and Ubuntu use it to provide both python-mysqldb andpython3-mysqldb packages.

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