Chapter 1 Introduction to MySQL Connector/C

MySQL Connector/C is a client library that implements the C API for client/server communication. It is a standalone replacement for the MySQL client library shipped with MySQL Server distributions. See MySQL C API Implementations.

Reasons to use MySQL Connector/C:

For documentation of the C API implemented by MySQL Connector/C, see MySQL C API.

For notes detailing the changes in each release of MySQL Connector/C, see MySQL Connector/C Release Notes.

The following discussion covers these topics: