I've now updated, due to time constraints I have not done the following:

1.) Linked straight to the mysql client library as I still need to call my
conn function in mysql.c, in order to get rid of it one first needs to call
mysql_init to get the connection struct, so far so good but then calling
mysql_real_connect and being able to get the updated pointer properly
requires somehow mapping the struct on line 242 in
/usr/include/mysql/mysql.h in the call, too much; didn't do that.

2.) Some kind of proper query builder, there are some helper functions in
the form of the mk*>s.

Due to time constraints I believe I'm done for now for the foreseeable

On Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 10:14 AM, Henrik Sarvell <hsarv...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Yes, you're right, I'll remove it and "link" straight to the lib, it
> was something I did in the beginning of the process when I was unsure
> of how transparently I could pass references to structs around.
> As it turned out it's completely seamless so your suggestion makes
> perfect sense, or be my guest and do it yourself if you're anxious, I
> won't have time until next weekend, feel free to copy whatever you
> like from me.
> On Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 3:28 AM, Alexander Williams
> <a...@unscramble.co.jp> wrote:
> > Henrik this is great!!
> >
> > I've been looking for something like this but it was a little lower on
> my priority list. Thank you!
> >
> > I find it interesting that you wrote some C to initiate the mysql
> connection Would it be easier to do it in PicoLisp and simply use
> libmysqlclient.so ?
> >
> > On 2015-04-27, at 6:00 AM, Henrik Sarvell <hsarv...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Hi list, I'm announcing this at a very early stage, earlier than I
> >> would like to, in case someone else is also thinking about doing a
> >> MySQL wrapper, to avoid duplicate work.
> >>
> >> I'm not doing this because I think that MySQL is in any way a better
> >> alternative than the native DB functionality, rather the opposite.
> >>
> >> The main reasoning is that it might help adoption of the language as
> >> I've come to believe that how the data is stored could be as big a
> >> hurdle to switch as the language switch itself - for many
> >> organisations - if they can keep their data as it is (to begin with)
> >> half the battle might already be won.
> >>
> >> PicoLisp with MySQL is still better than say PHP with MySQL.
> >>
> >> It also helps in migrating from MySQL to the native DB.
> >>
> >> It's all inspired by Alex Williams' nice and instructive use of the
> >> native stuff here: http://aw.github.io/picolisp//2015/02/22/nanomsg/
> >>
> >> And I couldn't have managed without AB's writeup here:
> >> http://software-lab.de/doc/native.html
> >>
> >> Without further ado:
> >> https://bitbucket.org/hsarvell/ext/src/default/mysql.l?at=default
> >>
> >> Note that you can't just run with the file linked to above, you need
> >> the mysql.so file in the ext/so folder too.
> >>
> >> If no one beats me to it I will do some more work on this one in the
> >> future and will announce here when there's something to show.
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