> It seems it always returns integers as strings. However, I just need the
> integer values and have no use of the strings. Am I required to to an atoi
> or atol for every field? This seems cumbersome, as the integers are already
> converted to strings all the time within the mysql library.
One thing I am quite sure about is that MySQL C API does
not allow you to use the raw integer. I am not sure how
the data is sent back to the client, but if it is sent
in native format, you might take a shot of enhancing