> Why not use another language that has mysql hooks built in?
> For example, from version 4.3.0 PHP comes with SAPI to allow
> scripting from the command line, ideal for cron style tasks
> and it's mysql support is very mature.
Or better yet, Perl. Not only is its mysql support very mature
the entire language is! *AND* you don't have to mess with PHP
Which, as an administrator of lots of servers over the years,
is only seconded in horribleness of headaches by Microsoft stuff.
Didn't want to start flames going just wanted to pint out a