[Haskell-cafe] The state of database libraries

Paul Brown prb at mult.ifario.us
Mon Jul 7 00:43:50 EDT 2008

On Jul 4, 2008, at 7:54 AM, Chris Eidhof wrote:

> 1. hdbc. I'd like to connect to MySQL, so I need the ODBC backend. I  
> couldn't get this to work under OS X, while I installed myodbc,  
> which seems to be broken.

FWIW, I've had good luck with the SQLite3 bindings for HDBC on MacOS  
X.  I had a bit of a hiccup with Linux, but that was only because the  
version of SQLite on the Linux box was a bit too old.  (3.2.x versus  
3.4.x on the MacOS box.)  With 3.5.9 on the Linux box, everything  
worked swimmingly.

I haven't tried the MySQL support, but I don't need it.

The timestamps on the other packages were old enough (~2007 IIRC) that  
I didn't even try 'em.

Depending on what your application is, you might get more mileage out  
of a binding to CouchDB or some other post-relational storage system.

-- Paul

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