[development] Data-driven database tables and updates
dries.buytaert at gmail.com
Fri Jun 9 22:31:55 UTC 2006
On 09 Jun 2006, at 19:44, Adrian Rossouw wrote:
>> Adrian Roussow is working on something like this already.
> I wish I was. But sadly Dries has (in no uncertain terms) said he
> didn't like the idea.
If the majority of the people think this is a good idea, I'd be happy
to go with this direction.
As mentioned, I understand the advantages of said system, but I still
prefer the transparency and simplicity of "raw" SQL statements.
SQL is an abstraction layer, and one that is documented in hundreds
of books and articles. It is my opinion that creating a Drupal-
specific abstraction layer on top of an existing, standards compliant
abstraction layer used by hundreds of thousands of people creates an
additional barrier for developers that are new to Drupal, but that
are familiar to SQL.
I, for one, wouldn't want to learn an application specific SQL-like
description language. As a developer, it would sorta turn me off,
and make me shout 'bloat!'.
Dries Buytaert :: http://www.buytaert.net/
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