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Quaint is an abstraction over certain SQL databases. It provides:

  • An AST for building dynamic SQL queries.
  • Visitors for different databases to generate SQL strings.
  • Connectors to abstract over results and querying.
  • Pooling with mobc
  • Async/await and Futures 0.3


Feature flags

  • full: All connectors and a pooled Quaint manager
  • full-postgresql: Pooled support for PostgreSQL
  • full-mysql: Pooled support for MySQL
  • full-sqlite: Pooled support for SQLite
  • single: All connectors, but no pooling
  • single-postgresql: Single connection support for PostgreSQL
  • single-mysql: Single connection support for MySQL
  • single-sqlite: Single connection support for SQLite


  • Query generation when the database and conditions are not known beforehand.
  • Parameterized queries and SQL injection protection.
  • A modular design, a separate AST and separate visitors and connectors.


  • Database-level type-safety in query building or being an ORM.

For type-safe database abstraction, Diesel is an excellent choice.


  • See .envrc for connection params. Override variables if different. MySQL and PostgreSQL needs to be running for tests to succeed.


> cargo test

Query debug

The queries can be logged by setting the LOG_QUERIES environment variable to any value. They'll be logged at the INFO level and are visible when having a logger in scope. If using Tracing, compiling Quaint with the tracing-log feature flag will parameterize the logged queries into a more suitable format for Tracing.


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