1. There is no indication on how to build libmysqlclient (formerly known as mySQL Connector C) on Windows with MSVC as a Debug version.
Building everything is a cmplete waste of time, especially if I don't need a server -- client only. But the docs doesn't explain how!
The documentation for old product did a perfect ob laying everything out. The current one says - build the server and it will build the library.
2. Documentation on how to use the library is even worse especially on Windows.
The very first sentence in the https://dev.mysql.com/doc/c-api/8.0/en/c-api-building-clients.html#c-api-building-clients-compiling-mysql-clients-on-microsoft-windows
To specify header and library file locations, use the facilities provided by your development environment.
What is provided by MSVC?
I know I need mysql.h and the dll, but there are multiple copies of the file available and I don't know which one I shuold use.
I sure hope someone from mySQL foundation will look at this post and fix it or at least confirm and explain here in the meantime