[development] Have you ever laughed fate in the face?

Dries Buytaert dries.buytaert at gmail.com
Fri Jul 21 07:38:01 UTC 2006

On 21 Jul 2006, at 04:07, Larry Garfield wrote:
> Adding a "Deleted" column to node, comment, and various other  
> tables means
> that every query against those tables would have to be modified to  
> add "WHERE
> deleted=0".  Between core and contrib, that's thousands of queries  
> that would
> need to be updated.

Adding an extra where-clause to all queries is perfectly valid if  
that is the best solution from a technical point of view.  We  
shouldn't go with a solution that is sub-optimal, and avoid a  
superior solution just because it is a lot of work.  That sort of  
decisions tend to backfire in the long run.

Dries Buytaert  ::  http://www.buytaert.net/

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