[development] Data-driven database tables and updates
adrinux at perlucida.com
Sat Jun 10 13:17:43 UTC 2006
Dries Buytaert wrote:
> It is my opinion that creating a Drupal-specific
> abstraction layer on top of an existing, standards compliant abstraction
Standards compliant? Ah right, so we don't actually need a drupal specific
abstraction layer, because MySQL and pgSQL both understand SQL, and thus we
only need one piece of SQL code to create or update each db or table, and in
fact Oracle or any other SQL db out there...
But back here in the real world each db has it's own modifications and
idiosyncrasies, SQL may be a standard, but the databases that use it aren't
standards compliant. Or have I misunderstood?
> I, for one, wouldn't want to learn an application specific SQL-like
> description language
I think you've overblown that just a little. Adrian has specifically said he
wants to make a few operations easier when updating and installing drupal
and it's modules, not create an entire SQL-like language. And he wants to do
it so developers can support more than one db without having to learn 2 or 5
different variants of SQL.
More to the point - if I'm remembering the previous version of this thread
properly - a small abstraction system wouldn't even stop people using SQL
directly if they prefered.
Adrian Simmons (aka adrinux) <http://adrinux.perlucida.com>
e-mail <mailto:adrinux at perlucida.com>
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