[development] Data-driven database tables and updates

Jeremy Epstein jazepstein at gmail.com
Sat Jun 10 02:19:57 UTC 2006

On 6/10/06, Dries Buytaert <dries.buytaert at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

The same could be said of forms. HTML forms are also a well-documented
abstraction layer, for getting data from users of a web app, in a
standard way. Yet we have a Drupal-specific abstraction layer on top
of them (i.e. the Forms API).


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