[development] Data-driven database tables and updates

Gerhard Killesreiter gerhard at killesreiter.de
Sun Jun 11 12:30:03 UTC 2006

Chris Johnson wrote:
> Just to play devil's advocate here:
> Many programmers who "know" SQL really don't know it very well.

This is certainly true for myself and most of the other core developers. :p

>   The number of really good database developers working on Drupal is 
> smaller than the number of good PHP developers.  While I'm against 
> bloat and yet another API to learn, one argument in favor of a Drupal 
> database API is so that the database is architected by developers who 
> really understand efficient relational database construction and 
> usage, and the SQL for accessing it is likewise good -- instead of a 
> more random quality we have now.

Makes sense to me.


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