[development] Extend database abstraction layer,
to include table creation.
larry at garfieldtech.com
Fri May 12 19:12:41 UTC 2006
On Fri, May 12, 2006 1:28 pm, Chris Johnson said:
> Earl Miles wrote:
>> Bèr Kessels wrote:
>>> This "whiling" over the db_fetch_object is driving me nuts :)
>> Uggh. Adding extra loops because you don't like 'while' is nothing more
>> than a performance hit that is unnecessary.
> Yeah, I'm pretty -1 on the idea of adding these to the database
> If one is coding PHP for Drupal, one should be a competent enough
> to deal with a while loop over a database fetch.
It's not a matter of competence, but of convenience. In my non-Drupal
work (which currently is far more time than my Drupal work, sadly), I need
to get a series of query result rows as objects first, then pass them
around, surprisingly often. Same for getting just one column of a result
set as an array. Sure, that's 4-5 lines of simple code, but it's the same
5 lines 100 times. If you're doing that several times, that's a clear
sign that you should be abstracting it. It makes the code easier to read
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