Oct 30, 2002, 7:28 AM
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Re: [benchivers] MySQL Problem
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Is so could someone please point me into the right direction for documentation.
yup, mysql.com and cpan.org
Is there anyway to use MySQL without using DBI?Yes, but it's more painful, if not impossible, to do so.
Check out the Mysql module
It comes as part of the DBD-mysql bundle, and the latest versions are emulated using the DBI drivers.
You can get older versions, but you are "strongly encouraged to " use DBI.
Your other alternative is to use a C interface (you have to know XS to glue the C to the perl, basically reinventing what DBI already does DBD-mysql ), or a generic ODBC interface (like Win32::ODBC and there is at least one other on cpan).
You can get c/c++ libraries from mysql.com
Why don't you wanna use DBI?