[development] Extend database abstraction layer, to include table creation.

Angela Byron drupal-devel at webchick.net
Fri May 12 17:01:52 UTC 2006

Adrian Rossouw wrote:

> The only place I could see something like this being useful is
> everywhere we do :
> $result = db_query('something');
> while ($data = db_fetch_array($result) {
>    $return[$data['some_key']] = $data;
> }

Even then, chances are you have some kind of logic done, even in this
simple of loop (for example, what is 'some_key'? the node ID? the user
ID? the free tagging term?). A 'get all the db stuff into an array'
function just means instead of doing:

while ($data = db_fetch_array($result) {

you're doing:

foreach ($data as $key => $value) {

Same difference, except you end up looping twice. :P


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