What is MySQL Connector/C?
MySQL Connector/C is a C client library for client-server communication. It is a standalone replacement for the MySQL Client Library shipped with the MySQL Server.
Why have a replacement for MySQL Client Library?
There is no need to compile or install the MySQL Server package if you only need the client library.
MySQL Connector/C does not rely on the MySQL Server release cycle, so bug fixes and new features are released more often.
MySQL Connector/C API documentation is available here Section 20.9.3, “C API Function Descriptions”.
Supported platforms include:
Mac OS X