I believe that the coming trend is to implement the MySQL client
protocol directly in Python, thereby obviating the need for any MySQL
client installation on the machine hosting the Python code.
The pymysql project at http://www.yqcomputer.com/
solution, aimed at satisfying Python 3 users without the need to port
existing low-level client code.
As an irrelevance might I also add that the trend for built-in extension
modules is to require a reference implementation in Python to ease the
task of those wishing to port the language and get as much functionality
(albeit at some performance in cost) available as early in the porting
cycle as possible.
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