# mysql: bindings to the mysqlclient library This library is a Haskell binding to the MySQL `mysqlclient` client library. It is a fairly faithful, low level library that implements most of the MySQL client API. The major departure from the C API is that in Haskell, resource management is mostly automatic and safe. This library deliberately avoids the question of providing a "good" API. Its purpose is to serve as a base upon which higher-level libraries can be built. # Licensing This library is BSD-licensed under the terms of the [MySQL FOSS License Exception](http://www.mysql.com/about/legal/licensing/foss-exception/). Since this library links against the GPL-licensed `mysqlclient` library, a non-open-source application that uses it *may* be subject to the terms of the GPL. # To do * Add support for prepared statements. The prepared statement API is huge and of dubious performance value, so it's not currently a priority for us. Patches welcome! # Get involved! We are happy to receive bug reports, fixes, documentation enhancements, and other improvements. Please report bugs via the [github issue tracker](http://github.com/bos/mysql/issues). Master [git repository](http://github.com/bos/mysql): * `git clone git://github.com/bos/mysql.git` There's also a [Mercurial mirror](http://bitbucket.org/bos/mysql): * `hg clone http://bitbucket.org/bos/mysql` (You can create and contribute changes using either git or Mercurial.) # Authors This library is written and maintained by Bryan O'Sullivan, <email@example.com>.