[mod_python] Which Database?

Dave Britton dave at davebritton.com
Fri Mar 17 09:13:15 EST 2006

I use MySQL with the Dustman MySQLdb interface, for example a typical mod_python publisher delivered module might have:
from MySQLdb import *
def csql():
 dbc=connect('localhost', 'mysqluser')
 c.execute("use thisdatabase")
 return (c, dbc)
def index(req,userid=''):
  if userid=='': 
      userid=getnewlogin() # assigns a new userid string
  c.execute("select * from userdata where userid=%s",(userid))
  if userdata.has_key('userfirstname'):
      return "Hello, %s"%userdata['userfirstname']
      return ("Unrecognized user id")
It all seems pretty easy once I figured out how to do it, but I have always felt that SQL is a sad abomination, designed by IBM to create legions of database administrators. I wish there was a solid multiuser-safe object-oriented database or even a good procedural language relational DB like dBASE use to be.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: marinus van aswegen 
  To: mod_python at modpython.org 
  Sent: Friday, March 17, 2006 4:00 AM
  Subject: [mod_python] Which Database?

  Hi All

  Having sorted out mod_python code I new move on to the database :) I've been playing with mysql via _mysql. Before I get into using this module I thought I'd ask the obvious question "what database do you like to use and what module to you use to interface?" 
  I know this is a bit open ended, but I thought let me gauge what ppl like to use.




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