[drupal-devel] forum.module dependent on comment.module

Gerhard Killesreiter killesreiter at physik.uni-freiburg.de
Sat Mar 5 02:03:04 UTC 2005

On Fri, 4 Mar 2005, Boris Mann wrote:

> On Fri, 04 Mar 2005 19:33:43 -0600, Mark <mark at nullcraft.org> wrote:
> > There has been discussion about implementing comments as nodes.  What
> > would the difficulties be with such a scenario?  If  comments were
> > nodes, then it would be trivial to specify additional node types that
> > could be used as comments (files and images, anyone?).  I think if
> > relativity module were simplified and a lot of the more advanced
> > features were moved into separate module, just leaving the relationship
> > management part, this would be quite feasible.
> >
> > I'm curious to see what others think about such a scenario.
> I tried to steer away from the comments-as-nodes discussion, but you
> seem to have stumbled right into it :P

Congrats. ;)

> It basically means some major rewriting, and there is value in keeping
> comments as a separate content type, I think. I'm not willing to dive
> into this can of worms right now.

What it really means is that there will be more nodes. On drupal.org the
number of entries into the node table will about double. As long as nobody
cares enough to provide hard test data to show Dries and us others that
there is a negligible impact on performance this discussion is just hot

Doing 50 node loads on a single page load can be fun. In contrast, the
comments get pulled out in one single query.


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