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MySQL: elj database interface


MySQL is an open source database.

The MySQL database server is the world's most widely used open source database. Its ingenious software architecture makes it extremely fast and easy to customize. Extensive reuse of code within the software and a minimalistic approach to produce functionally rich features have resulted in a database management system unmatched in speed, compactness, stability and ease of deployment. The unique separation of the core server from the table handler makes it possible to run MySQL under strict transaction control or with ultrafast transactionless disk access, whichever is most appropriate for the situation.


Documentation for the moment is limited to the source code:

and an example:

Note: For win32 users we provide the appropriate lib (libmySQL.lib) file to work with the MySQL interface:

For Linux users (for the moment), you will need to download msyql and compile for your system (alternatively it may already be configured to your system).

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