I'm trying to run the simple django tutorial on my windows 7 machine after having just read the python tutorial. But it complains, "django.core.exceptions.ImproperlyConfigured: Error loading MySQLdb module: No module named MySQLdb".
So I find out that I need a module called MySQLdb. However, very surprisingly, this is difficult to install on windows. I need a C compiler among other things and the README states, "I don't do Windows... Don't ask me for help with Windows because I can't help you." After some googling I find this site which has binaries for old versions (2.5 and 2.6) of python, but no binaries for python 2.7.
This makes me think python was not such a good choice for an easy script/web platform... I can't imagine RoR is anything but easy for a hello world with mysql...
So what should I do? Downgrade Python to an older version to use one of the above prebuilt binaries? Install a c compiler among other things to try and build MySQLdb? Realize that python just doesn't work easily on windows and only use this on a mac/linux machine?